Halloween was so much fun this year! Henry was really into it and it was Matilda’s first. Henry went as his most favorite thing ever, an airplane and Matilda went as a little pineapple. I might be partial but I thought they were adorable! We celebrated by taking the kids around our neighborhood then came back to give out candy ourselves. Halloween in Mexico is a little different than what we are use to in Indiana. For starters not all the candy is sweet, I was fully prepared to steal some snickers and reeces from the kids and well…. that isn’t exactly the favorites to give around here. We are talking spicy candy guys! I am still not sure how I feel about this combination of sweet and spicy and Henry let us know it was “ucky”. And from what I gathered it is fairly a new thing to celebrate Halloween in Querétaro. Since it is so close to Day of the Dead they have combined the two holidays and now celebrate them at the same time. So, not only were we greeted with candy at the front door but also alters honoring their loved ones that have passed on, it was really interesting to see.
A lot of the neighbors decorated their front porches spooky and had scary people handing out candy just like you would see back at home. Henry really enjoyed the scary people and surprisingly wasn’t scared…the motivation for candy must have been real because it didn’t stop him. Our first Halloween in Mexico was a memorable one and I if you need some spicy candy I have a cabinet full that’s up for grabs….