More Italians are celebrating Halloween but not in the same way as we do in the States. Trick or treating from house to house is not a part of their holiday tradition but Italians do like to play dress up and frequently have parties at a friend’s home or meet in bars and restuarants to celebrate.
In the shops, windows are decorated with pumpkins and in the piazze “living statues” are part of the street theater tradition of Europe that is especially suited to the fantasy and atmosphere of Halloween.
Planning an Italian inspired Halloween? Take inspiration from the statues and monuments of Italy and become a marble column or create your own living statute. Costuming skills are needed if you’re going to do this from scratch but there are several web sites with ready-made costumes and helpful hints on how to make your statue come alive. Italians have a creative immagination so channel your inner Italian for Halloween.