If you’re Canadian and French was taught at your school (which is pretty much every school since I think they all had at least core French), then this time of year you would have heard the infamous song C’est l’Halloween.
I love that a CBC Music post from last year is floating around Facebook this week. It brings back an air of nostalgia where you can’t help but sing along enthusiastically when the song’s chorus starts.
Growing up, I always enjoyed Halloween. Whether I went trick or treating in Kilbride when we lived there, or in Cowan Heights after we moved; it was always so much fun.
One tradition I loved was going to my aunt and uncle’s house where we’d trick or treat in the neighbourhood and then go back to their house and enjoy some treats with family.
Halloween in Newfoundland and Labrador often included costumes that were either extra big so that you could wear a snow suit underneath, or sometimes you incorporated your extra layers of clothes into your costume.
I mean, we didn’t have snow every year, but wow – it was pretty cold some years! Yet in the name of candy and the desire for a sugar high, it never did stop us and it certainly doesn’t stop kids today!
This year, we’re giving out some mini candy bars, but for the younger kiddos, we’re handing out little Halloween bags that have a Rocket and two mini Play-Dohs. Lots of candy will be acquired tonight, so I like the idea of giving something that will not simply give a sugar rush (OK so the Rocket will be guilty of that), but the Play-Doh is something fun.