Blogs from Washington DC: Halloween night on Embassy Row

Blogs from Washington DC: Halloween night on Embassy Row

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Some of the colourful characters wandering the streets of Embassy Row on Halloween
Some of the colourful characters wandering the streets of Embassy Row on Halloween
Photos: Shue Yan University
From October 27 to November 8, six students from Shue Yan University will be in Washington D.C. to observe and cover the 2012 U.S. Presidential elections. They will be visiting various newsrooms including Politico, The National Journal and also having an exchange with journalism students at the American University.

Over the next two weeks they will be sharing their insights and adventures through blog posts, photos, videos and tweets.


Halloween has always been a popular festival for all of us but this Halloween night in the US was one of the most unforgettable and remarkable nights for a Hong Kong girl like me. We knocked on the doors of the embassies on Embassy Row.

One may find it awkward to ask somebody for candy or lovely chocolates; however, in this country, they do not feel embarrassed to do it with the ritual “trick or treat”. It took us 20 minutes to walk to Embassy Row from the hotel with the chilly wind blowing. Yet, when we arrived, a group of people were dressed up as different characters like Mario and a volleyball player.

We waited gingerly as we knocked on every door on Embassy Row. The first door to open was the Turkish embassy. They offered us a basket of candy which we happily took some from. We asked them whether they were happy to join this event and they nodded their heads and said they enjoyed doing so. However we weren’t successful every time. But by walking along the road and waiting patiently, you could get the glimpse of the Halloween atmosphere in a foreign place.

How was the Halloween in Hong Kong?

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