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La Festa di Halloween: “Dolcetto o Scherzetto”!

1 Nov
Finally a chance to wear my hat and cape again! Mild evening, plenty of wine, no cars.

Finally a chance to wear my hat and cape again! Mild evening, plenty of wine, no moving cars.

Our little slice of America in Italy, the Embassy, threw a Halloween party last night.  Can I tell you how delightful it was in this mild Mediterranean climate, to be outdoors on Halloween, versus the snow-suited-trick-or-treating of my Minnesota childhood? Or those dreadfully cold Halloweens in Omaha when Derek’s class had a “haunted woods” we had to walk through in the bitter weather?

The party theme is “Trunk or Treat.” Families decorate their cars and the kids parade through the decorated parking lot doing the traditional candy-gathering while the adults drink wine and listen to a bluegrass band. The embassy cafe puts on a barbecue so no one goes hungry.

SUVs and vans work great for Trunk-or-Treat!

SUVs and vans work great for Trunk-or-Treat!

The Italian kids in particular seem to love the hot-dogs and it’s a joy to see the families of both American and Italian employees come together. Since November 1 is a holiday (Ognissanti or All Saints’ Day) no one had to worry about bedtime to school the next day. How sensible is that?

Ambassador Phillips and his wife, Linda Douglass, were good sports!

Ambassador Phillips and his wife, Linda Douglass, were good sports!

Baby lobster and family

Baby lobster and family

Our little neighbor

Our little neighbor

Tiny dancer

Tiny dancer

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Another festive vehicle

Security Officer gone rogue

Security Officer gone rogue

Little witches

Little witches

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

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