|My daughter dressed in her Chinese|
outfit last Halloween.
Photo: Maria Adcock
NY Metro Parents magazine approached me to write a personal essay on how I celebrated Halloween growing up in a Chinese-American family and how my daughter celebrates it today. There’s always some “lost in translation” moments in dual culture households, but it does make for some interesting and fun stories.
NY Metro Parents magazine has posted my essay on its site today. Here’s an excerpt:
“We ‘dressed up’ by putting on something we would not normally wear, therefore it was a costume. Wear a cowboy hat (“You’re a cowgirl”) or a plastic mask (Woody Woodpecker or Porky Pig). These options rotated between my sister, brother, and me over the years. The costume process was simple, convenient, and met the requirements to obtain candy when we rang doorbells.”
Read the full article on NY Metro Parents: Halloween Then and Now in a Bicultural Family.
What quirky or funny Halloween memories do you have from your childhood?