Halloween 2020 was cancelled, so Halloween 2021 mattered a lot.
Mark started talking about his “favourite holiday” in August, when we didn’t know yet whether door-to-door trick-or-treating would be allowed. Eventually, Ontario was given the green light, health experts said the tradition was safe this year. Even the weather cooperated on Halloween night—rain ended in the afternoon and it was “nice” for late October, with a high of 11⁰C.
Halloween isn’t just for kids, it’s very popular with adults as well and trust me, many grownups are really into Halloween, which starts the second October does with outdoor decorations including skeletons, inflatable ghosts, fog machines and digital decorations haunting windows. Pumpkin carving is an art in itself—it takes a perfect pumpkin (skip the supermarket, go to a pumpkin patch) as well as skills and dedication because it’s a messy ordeal. Trust me on that one, we’ve tried.
Mark and I went out trick-or-treating with my favourite neighbour and her kid. We spent two hours exploring the neighbourhood and collecting treats along the way. “Joker” and “Ironman” could barely carry their bag full of candies at the end of the night!