Even though it’s not a Dutch tradition (we dress up for 'carnaval' in February), and neither is it her father’s (some Lebanese disguise themselves for St. Barbara), but my daughter has adopted Halloween with a vengeance.
But there’s also the added influence of a French SIL (who introduced the annual Easter Egg Hunt and keeps the Epiphany Pie alive), and some Pilipino habits (from the housekeeper), which led to my daughter’s insatiable appetite for rice, who prefers to eat it while squatting). And I might add to this all that when my mom worked in London as a nurse, way back in the fifties, she picked up drinking tea with milk. A habit, I must admit, I have passed on to my son. I wonder what traditions my children will pass on to their children.
Halloween masks. Most of them are of Lebanese politicians. But Obama, Osama and Khadaffi (3rd from the right) are in there too .
But I managed (admitted, I cheated, her grandmother’s atelier did the job for me), and we’ve got ourselves a pirate girl, just in time for Monday. Today she went to a Halloween party at another TCK 's house.
PS: Kheireddine, you had the UNWRA depot right, and Sadat Street almost. It was a side street of Sadat though. The house in the background is indeed on Sadat. Let's see if you figure out this one. PepsiCanPat is pretty good at this too. Are you fishing tomorrow? I'm sailing. Drop by and say hi if you see me (struggling).