How to Have a Spooktacular Cambio
Here at GoCambio we love Halloween, even though we’re mostly all scaredy cats and can only watch scary movies from behind the couch through our fingers…two rooms away! Anyway, with this spooky day upon us, we wanted to share our best ideas for enjoying Halloween while on a cambio. We love to share our culture and traditions, so we figured that we should help you to do the same this Halloween!
Make it a multicultural experience!
Halloween is actually a mix of many different cultures, and is celebrated differently around the world. Originating in Celtic Europe, Irish people brought it to America, and our modern version of trick-or-treating and dressing in costumes has been spreading throughout the rest of the world. Each country that celebrates Halloween brings its own little flair and a dash of colour to the day. You might have bonfires in Ireland, participate in Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, go from door to door singing during Martinisingen in Germany, or tuck into Cornish Apples for Allentide in England. No matter your Halloween tradition, share it with your Host or Guest!
Throw a crowdsourced party.
Halloween is a time that can bring us all together in blood curdling terror…MUWAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, actually it’s a great time to hang out with friends and family, enhance your cambio experience, and enjoy some good Halloween food. Invite some friends over and get everyone to bring along some homemade snacks. You can have the traditional Halloween cakes, berries, nuts and candy — lots of candy. You might also put a little Halloween spirit into your average foods and turn them into something…a little different. Would you like a witch finger?
Carve a Jack O’ Lantern.
Liven up the place with some pumpkin carving! A fun and easy activity to do on a cambio, carving pumpkins might be a new activity for your Host or Guest. Plus you could even bake the pumpkin seeds when you’re done! If you want to follow original Halloween traditions, you could make your Jack O’ Lantern with a turnip (rutabaga) instead which doesn’t have the nice red and orange glow, but is still plenty creepy for your Halloween needs.
Trick-or-treating is one of the biggest events going on during Halloween in many countries. Everyone has their own version of it, with one in particular having a pretty scary name: Souling. Souling is an old tradition of going door to door singing traditional songs, very much like Christmas carols. Either way, heading out into the community with your Host or Guest for these Halloween traditions is a great way to share in the experience of this spooky holiday.
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About the Author
Evan O’ Grady is a Copywriter for GoCambio and resides in Ireland. Endlessly curious, he can’t help but want to know more about the world through its places, people and stories. He carries with him a pen and paper and documents everything he can about his travels. A keen surfer and an avid gamer, he realises even the most unlikely of things can bring people from around the world together.