Archive for October 31st, 2012
The trick-or-treating is over. Time to put away the decorations and welcome November. Growing up, our kitchen would smell wonderful the night of Halloween. My mom would be up making calabasa (sweet pumpkin fudge) to be enjoyed the next day, The Day of the Dead. November 1st is the Day of the Dead in Mexican Culture and it is a day to remember our loved ones that have passed away.
My abuelito (grandfather) loved Calabasa and she would make it in his honor. I think she still makes it, along with other of his favorite foods.
The Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton, is having a Day of the Dead Festival tomorrow from 5pm to 9pm. The Free festival features Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico, Day of the Dead Altars, sugar skulls and storytelling. There is a family friendly kid corner that features crafts designed for the kiddos.
Where: Muckenthaler Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833
What: Day of the Dead Festival
Time: 5pm to 9pm
We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween tonight. We’re in a new neighborhood this year with a lot more kids and have been warned about the large amount of visitors we might have. While my husband has candy duty, I’ll be taking the kiddos around the area.
Below are some good safety tips/reminders:
- Trick or Treat close to your home, on streets that you and your family are familiar with.
- Bring a flashlight with you and keep it on at all times to help you see the pathways and walkways better and others that may be out Trick or Treating.
- Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
- Go out early when there is still some daylight and return home early to keep everyone safe.