Halloween isn’t just about candy and scary movies. This historic holiday also means participating in age-old traditions like pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and and dressing up in your favourite costume! If this is your first Halloween in Canada, we encourage you to get out and see what it’s all about…

1) Come to IESC’s Global Café on Thursday- This week we will be hosting our annual pumpkin-carving event from 3-5pm in WSS 2130.  As always, there will be free coffee/tea & treats!

2) Take a walk in your neighbourhood to see all the kids in costume – most will be going door-to-door collecting candy between 5-9pm.

3) If you live in a house, buy some candy and turn your outside light on- children will come by to say “trick-or-treat” and pick up their candy! Note: when you run out of candy, turn off your light to signal that your home is no longer giving out candy.

4) Dress up in costume (anything you like!) and head down to Richmond Row. You will get to see tons of other students dressed in scary, funny, and sometimes ridiculous costumes! Be sure to arrange a safe ride home and know your limits if you plan on drinking.

If you don’t feel like going out, you can always sit down with a bowl of candy or popcorn and find a scary movie playing on TV!  Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a fantastic Halloween!

For more information about Halloween in Canada, visit http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/halloween