Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat in Mexico

I just got done feeding (candy I know) to about 20 Trick or Treaters thru my front gate. About 4-5 had costumes and masks which I didn't expect. Earlier today some neighborhood kids were putting white cement (grout) on their faces pretending to be ghosts and asked it I had candy (wish I'd had my camera). I said not now but maybe later.

Rather than going downtown to buy bags of mixed candies, I went to the local store and bought 30 pesos of 1 peso candies, mostly suckers. Didn't really expect them to come back because I've never experienced Trick or Treat in Mexico.

About 7:30 the 20 showed up all yelling whatever it is (give me candy now - probably) and I was ready. Even had a mom with them and I had to hand her one. They must have been scouring the neighborhood but this is Mexico and Día de los Muertos is not here yet. Is this a local phenomenon ... and what do they 'cry out'. I'll ask some moms tomorrow.

7 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

I have seen an increase of trick-or-treaters every year that passes. The first year we had maybe 5 or 6 and this year we've had atleast 30. This year they yelled "Dulce o Truco" but I've also heard "Queremos Halloween". Can't wait to find out what your trick-or-treaters yelled.

el jubilado said...

The only adult in the street so far today says they were saying 'pide dulces' and friends say Halloween ...

Don't think it was either but downtown is covered with broken eggs probably from teenagers

Brenda said...

Here they shout, "queremos Halloween" and shout they do lol.

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el jubilado said...

Look at the bottom of page and there are credits and a link to a guy that provides both free and 'pay for' templates

jennifer rose said...

Just wait until you hear a trick-or-treater come up with the age-old "Trick or treat, kiss my feet, give me something good to eat." It'll make you swell up with pride, particularly if you taught the kid that a year or so before.

el jubilado said...

It was fun to teach the kids in Melaque silly little things in English ... but I'm new in town now and will take awhile

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