Just this past Sunday, I experienced my first Halloween abroad. I'd heard that Halloween is not widely celebrated in Taiwan and so expected it would quietly pass without commotion. Apparently, while Halloween isn't as big here as it is in the States, Tainan has its own celebration - a much more wholesome, family-oriented celebration. Since Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, the city held a Halloween street fair on the Sunday before (maybe so that they wouldn't have to shut down a street and interfere with traffic on a work night). Here's a reel of the activities that day...
|A kid and his dad put on a song + dance show for the Street Fair|
And now, costumes!
|Ninja with a gun... possibly a video game character?|
|Cat girl? (There are actually anime "Catgirls")|
|Photo from Wikia|
|Dante from Devil May Cry (see right)|
|another anime character..|
|Ace from One Piece (a popular Manga; see below). Not too shabby!|
Photo courtesy of Wallmay
|A duck! Probably the Yellow Duck exhibit that was in Kao Hsiung for a while.|
|A food truck; they were selling fries.|
|Old Skool Harleys|
|Wind-up VW Beetle|
|VW Beetle with a Sardine can style roof|
For some reason, this car makes me miss Christina...
|Oh my, so much empty space in the hood! I think this was an old Datsun...|
|The Rolls had a crowd around it for hours...|
|Safety in numbers! and in broad daylight!|
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!