I love Halloween.
It’s my favorite holiday.
You can keep your Thanksgiving and your Easter.
I want it to be spooky, fun, and a little bit unpredictable.
And I think a lot of my fellow Americans feel the same way!
But the reality is that a lot of people who don’t live in the U.S. think that our Halloween traditions are a little bit over the top. And crazy. And they have some questions.
Take a look…
1. It’s a very special place…
Where your dreams will come true!
hey americans. what is spirit halloween
— soph ? (@phairylights) October 20, 2020
2. You better believe it!
What…you don’t where you live?
do americans actually decorate their houses for halloween
— sar XOXO (@meowturn) April 10, 2021
3. You can NEVER take it too seriously.
Just trust me on this one…
Is it just me or do Americans take Halloween way too seriously? Like this is over-the-top levels of engagement.
— Kele90 (@Kele901) November 1, 2020
4. I typically make my own every year.
Buy a suit from the thrift store and splatter it with blood!
What do Americans do with all these costumes after Halloween? Year in year out you’re a different character? Do y’all rent these things?
— the biz (@callmebizniz) November 1, 2020
5. I wish it went on longer.
That’s some real talk!
why do americans seem to celebrate halloween for the whole of October ??
— Jessica (@lordjessus) October 20, 2020
6. That’s an urban legend.
But I’m sure it happens sometimes…
Hold up Americans put fucking like sharp blades and shit in Halloween candy?????? Wtf???
— M (@fearlessmedi) October 4, 2021
7. Well, it depends on who you talk to…
Those seeds, though…
out of curiosity, do Americans actually eat pumpkins or they just grow them for halloween? ?
— Gt (@thelma_chitura) November 1, 2018
8. It’s just the way it goes.
Ain’t no shame in our game!
Why do Americans get photoshoots of themselves hugging pumpkins every autumn y'all are a strange group
— beth ❤️❤️?❤️ (@owlswifty) November 17, 2019
9. It’s much more intense than the movies.
You better believe it!
Do Americans celebrate Halloween the way they do in the movies or is that just a stereotype ??
— Shannon✨?? (@Shannonalison13) October 29, 2018
10. Of course we do!
Soooo do Americans actually put candles in their pumpkins for Halloween???
— ??Don Martín??? (@MartinCAlonso) October 16, 2014
11. Now that is a great idea!
Not yet, unfortunately…
Do Americans get Halloween off like a public holiday or something ?
— ☁️ (@nubby_han) October 31, 2019
12. Really, really trusting people do this.
Bless their hearts…
Do Americans on #Halloween really just leave a bowl of sweets on their doorstep and hope for the best?
— Aisling Felly (@AislingFelly) October 31, 2018
How are you going to celebrate Halloween this year?
And what are you going to dress up as?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know!
And share some photos of your costumes!
We can’t wait to hear from you, friends!