A first Halloween

Nov. 4, 2012 

 

Halloween - Virginia Johnson-2When people come from other countries, Halloween is one of the things they may be excited to see since it is an American holiday. Naturally, Halloween becomes a part of their experiences as international students.

Christine Chipala is a UVU student from Malawi, Africa, enjoys Halloween, but doesn’t understand it.

“Halloween is weird because I don’t get why people dress around looking scary and all,” Chipala said.

Chipala had watched Halloween festivities before she moved to the U.S., so it wasn’t a surprise, but she chooses not to celebrate it.

Unlike Chipala, student Silvia Holovat embraces Halloween with enthusiasm.

“Halloween is amazing for me—children, adults and pets using costumes on the streets and at the universities was great,” Holovat said. “We don’t celebrate Halloween in Argentina, but it is one of my favorite holidays here.”

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