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How’s Halloween around the World?

Halloween is one of the most loved festivities in the United States, but is it the same in the whole World?

Every year, on the 31th night of October, thousands of Americans, dressed up as every kind of monster of fictional character, go from house to house to ask the same question: trick or treat?

Halloween has been a tradition in the United States for more than 2 centuries, and since then kids and adults have fun, taking the occasion to dress up in the most creative ways, but is it the same in the whole world?

“We don’t usually celebrate that much, we don’t dress up and we don’t go trick or treating, but we usually have a party at some friend’s house where we put on music and we have fun”, said Celia Abajo, junior and foreign exchange student from Spain.

The United States is the country that celebrates halloween the most, followed by Ireland and the United Kingdom, where Halloween is born.

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Even though Halloween is a European tradition, in most countries it’s just an occasion to let little kids have fun and dress up, while their parents don’t do anything.

“Halloween is very different from here, most of the time adults dress up and go to parties” said Jun Uda, sophomore and foreign exchange student from Japan.

This shows how Halloween may be celebrated in almost every country in the world, but every culture is different.

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A new school year has came, either you are brand new to a high school or you might be returning for another year, or if your this specific student then you might have traveled the world to be able to come to America to try high school in the American view.  Massimo Ciashetti is a foreign exchange student that is from Italy. He has come to Grantsville High School all the way to Utah to try highschool in the American way and see how things are different here than it is in Italy.  He decided that he wanted to try something new and come to school here in America. When he and his family went on a family vacation to America they went to Los Angeles and visited the Grand Canyon.  After they got back Massimo was interested in coming to school here in America to try something different and he thought that it would be an amazing experience.  Him and his family found an agency that is for foreign exchange students and they got all of his information and put him on the website for any family in America to choose him to come live with them and go to school in America.  A Family in Grantsville Utah chose him to come live with them and go to school in Grantsville. I asked him, “Why did you choose to come here? There is seriously nothing here. He said, “ I was put on a website for foreign exchange students and a family here picked me and that's why I came here” He can’t choose where he gets to go. He got picked by a family and then he traveled all the way from Rome, Italy to New York to Chicago then to Salt Lake to meet his new family in America. He still has been trying to get used to everything.
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