Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween vs. All Saints Day

Here in Poland, the tradition of visiting family graves on All Saints Day (Nov. 1) takes precedence over any Halloween hoopla.  A trip to my favorite grocery store, Auchan, showed aisles and aisles of pretty lanterns meant to adorn the grave site of loved ones.

Wait, there's more...

Apologies to the future Grown Up Bailey.  Your hair wasn't always full of static, we were playing peek-a-boo.
As we walked through the store picking up our food for the next few days, I kept my eye out for any costumes.  None found.  All Saints Day FTW!  Can I get a woot woot?

Instead of celebrating and partying on All Hallows Eve, the Poles, and most of Europe, choose to dress up for Pączki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Fasching.  Well, maybe there's a little partying on Halloween... we'll let you know at the end of the month. :o)  Anyone up for a Halloween party at the Sims house?

Bailey was less than happy by the time we left Auchan, and pretty fed up with Mama taking so long.  You can see how ridiculous our cart looked with all the pool floaties (for Jack's birthday party).  We definitely got more stares than normal today.

How cute are these milk containers??  If we can't go see Mickey, at least Mickey can come to us.. on our milk containers.  Can you guess which container the kids will pick as their own?