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October 14, 2015

Talking About Halloween With Friends and Colleagues in the USA

Talking About Halloween With Friends and Colleagues in the USAWant to learn a little more about Halloween to make small talk with your US colleagues? Read this post to learn some fun facts about Halloween. Familiarize yourself with some common words and terms people use while talking about Halloween in the USA by completing the word search puzzle below.  

Fast Facts about Halloween:  
  • Halloween falls on October 31 every year. 
  • It is not a federal holiday. No one gets a day off of work or school for this holiday. 
  • School kids will prepare weeks in advance by choosing and buying a costume they will wear on Halloween day. 
  • Some children will wear costumes (known as fancy dresses in India) to school, have a parade and some may even win prizes for their costume. 
  • Other children do not choose to wear their costume to school, but will wear it after school to go trick or treating
  • Trick or treating is the custom of dressing in a costume and going from house to house to collect candy from neighbors.  
What words or phrases are missing from this word search?  
Are there idioms about Halloween particular to your area of the US?  
What are the small talk topics you talk about with others about Halloween?  

Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments box below.  

Check out a fun Halloween word find to build context to US culture and English used during Halloween, click here

Use these words in conversation! See this post for over 60 conversation starters
Jennifer Kumar is a cross-cultural trainer helping Indians to find comfort in speaking with their American colleagues and clients through cross-cultural activities and role plays. Contact her for more information today!

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We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.