Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It is the yearly celebration of All Hallows Eve and in the United States we celebrate by carving pumpkins, decorating our homes with witches, ghosts, and black cats, and going to parties. Dressing up in costumes, eating candy, playing pranks on your friends – I say what’s not to love? This year at the Embassy, we had a great time introducing our Cambodian colleagues to the true spirit of Halloween – tricks and treats!
Our employees did a fantastic job of decorating the Embassy this year. Each year, we hold an inter-office competition to see which section can showcase the best Halloween decorations. This year I saw a scary maze, sheet ghosts flying from the ceiling, and spider webs everywhere!
This is the winning section – I think they did an impressive job!
But my favorite part was seeing all of the Zombie warning signs all over the Embassy – what could they mean?
At lunch, I found out first hand. Our Embassy had been infested by Zombies! (It’s amazing what a little bit of stage make-up can do, isn’t it?) We all had a great time laughing as the “Zombies” snuck up on our friends and tried to prank us.
Later on in the day, Cambodian and American children of Embassy staff participated in “trick-or-treating” and enjoyed a Halloween party. The costumes were wonderful – princesses and firefighters and super heroes! It made me miss the times when my own children were young and I would take them door-to-door in my neighborhood to get their Halloween treats.
Happy Halloween everyone!