Halloween at the Hagwon

Koreans don’t really celebrate Halloween. The children do not trick or treat. I didn’t see any cartoon specials on TV like Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin. Unlike the in your face consumer force feeding of every holiday back home, only a small handful of the stores even acknowledged the holiday with decorations… although I did find a donut shop selling orange, pumpkin flavored donuts and coffee drinks.

However, we did celebrate Halloween at work with the kids. The hagwons are full of Westerners, referred to as Native English Speakers, so for two days last week the children were encouraged to wear costumes, the staff dressed up, and we gave them candy and took lots of pictures. The most common costumes were wizards, Harry Potter, Scream mask and a princess. It was tons of fun, and between the Halloween parties and the level up testing that took place instead of the regular class schedule, the work load was lightened a bit as well.











He's an adjuma!

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~ by ripcitytoseoul on November 1, 2009.

One Response to “Halloween at the Hagwon”

  1. Pretty sure that gimbap eye is my favourite! Hahah!

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