A journal of my Peace Corps service

Jack-O-Lanterns in Quisuarpampa!

Happy Halloween from Huancavelica! Goal 2 of Peace Corps is to promote an understanding of the American people. What better way than to throw a Halloween party! Coastal Peruvians are familiar with the holiday, but here in Quisuarpampa people were confused and endlessly amused when I dressed up as a witch and ‘flew’ around the village collecting kids for a Halloween party. We made decorations, colored witches, monsters, and pumpkins, painted faces, carved a Jack-O-Lantern, had a toilet paper mummy competition, and Trick-Or-Treated at the health post. Lots of chaos but lots of fun!

One response

  1. CSLawrence

    This looks like fun! I hope the village’s TP supply is not in danger running out or the parents will remember it differently than the children. Keep up the good work. By the time you are done, these events will move from curiosity to tradition.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

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