We’re in October and in a few weeks my favourite festival of all time will be occuring: Halloween or Samhain’s Eve!
Without beating about the bush, let me tell you the problem: here, we never celebrate Halloween. It’s just not part of our cultures as in Mauritius we are most of the Asian origins. In addition to that, on Monday I started my O-level exams and that’s why I might not be posting much (I’m soo sorry for that!) and I will be taking part in these international exams until November 15 (arg!!). The horrible thing is that on October 31 I will have to sit at 2 examinations!!!
When I was young I always tried to celebrate Halloween by myself. I would beg my father to buy some black paper so that I could cut a witch’s hat for this special day. When we had to go out on this date, I would always put on black witchy clothes (I didn’t care whether everyone stared at me and I still don’t) and last year I was having fun making bracelets and especially that I discovered that it was mainly a Celtic festival which celebrated New year… I also came to go to stay at a hotel with my best friend! It was a fun New Year’s Eve!
But this year with so much to revise and with exams filling my whole Samhain’s Eve day, I feel lost. I’ve never missed celebrating a Celtic festival and especially Halloween.
Do you have some suggestions for me? As it will be on a Monday everyone will be at work or a school or at home revising etc… then also I will come home late… Of course I will do my Parshall to replace my old one, but I’d really like to feel the magic of the celebration again this year…
Feel free to share your suggestions and also I’d love to know how you celebrate Halloween 🙂