Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why Australians don't need Halloween.

I think I may have mentioned before that Halloween is not really a holiday that Australians as a whole embrace. Oh, you do see the random plastic pumpkin display at the local supermarkets, and on the day you might see a stream of partially costumed college-aged kids heading down to the local pub....but on the whole, its not common.

Its really an American holiday I'm told.

I never could understand this. Halloween is one of the best holidays out there! I mean, what's not to like? You get to dress however you want (without being mocked, for once in your life. I mean, one year I was one half of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and I was cool. Now I'm not even cool in my regular clothes.) How often do you get to say that?

Oh, and did I forget to mention the candy? The candy! As a kid, there's nothing better than staying up late with a sugar rush. Oh man....the memories.

Anyway, I have FINALLY figured out why Australians don't need Halloween. And it is because of this:

"Fancy-dress" Christmas parties.

In other words, Australians love themselves a good THEME!

Office Christmas Party 2009. Just might beat out Halloween every time.


PS - Bedraggled "fruit basket hat" for whoever can guess what we were!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you are once again speaking to us here in the US of A! I love the hats. Did you make them yourselves? You look so different with the dark hair. Good though. Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

are you chiquita banana ladies? that's the only fruity hat wearing lady i can think of! i like your dark hair too!
love, karen

spencer said...

You still need Halloween! Best holiday EVER! You should start celebrating it and start a trend...

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