Adapting Halloween to our life in Prague
I’ve never lived in a country as willing to adopt and personalize seasonal traditions as the Czech Republic. In 2002, when I first arrived in Prague, hardly anyone had seemed to have heard of Halloween. There were no pumpkins on display at the green grocer’s and no garish ghost masks or rattling chains for sale in toy stores and decoration shops. If Czechs knew anything about Halloween it had been acquired through American movies and television.