Oma’s Halloween Traditions
Oma’s Halloween Traditions started in the year of 1989. Even though Halloween is typically a US tradition. It does coincide with “All Saints Day” in Germany. Many of the celebrations and traditions are similar, too. Halloween became a fun time for both our children and the parents. Over time we have learned to make fun costumes and how to have entertaining parties.
The neighbors in our community all got together to give out treats to the children. I prepared Oma’s split pea soup and All Saints Braid a German bread a meal we served later. Throughout the evening, adults would enjoy their meal with a few “spirits” while the children entertained themselves with games and sorting through their goodies. They traded, negotiated, divided, and shared until everyone got exactly what they wanted. It was a fun and everyone still likes to remember Oma’s Halloween traditions that lasted 14 years.