halloween in france;
Since it’s Halloween season, let’s dig into Halloween Culture in France (this might be helpful from anyone writing a story that takes place in France and around Halloween);
- Halloween is not an official holiday in France
- It’s really not that big a deal.
- No kids will go around and collect candy from others. Kids might dress up but it is very rare, but definitely no trick or treating.
- However, children are off during the Halloween season because of the Toussaint Vacation (usually two weeks from end of October to early November).
- There are BARELY if ANY decorations around.
- Anything that is commercialized as “halloween” is because of americanization, or to appeal to a more american audience (*cough cough* jeremy zag).
- If anything, they only focus on the scary parts of Halloween.
- There are parties at clubs that are Halloween themed, but once again it’s more americanization and less of a big deal than in the United States.
- People really don’t dress up.
- The dressing up Holiday in France is Mardi Gras, which will be Tuesday, February 13th in 2018! There’s a lot more celebration and dressing up for that holiday.
- And crepes too!
basically: Halloween is not really a thing at all, so when writing or talking about French culture during Halloween shouldn’t be any that different from any other day in the year.