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Ghosts and Goblins Scare Up Treats From Embassy Staff

Office-to-office trick-or-treating marks Halloween tradition

Posted: October 31, 2005 Related item: U.S. Children, Adults Celebrate Halloween  

Although most of the Embassy staff were caught off guard by visiting goblins and monsters, some had prepared themselves for the arrival of these spooky creatures by decorating their offices accordingly. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)

"Trick of treat!" was the only warning many unsuspecting employees received Friday afternoon as bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo.
Bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Filling the spooky critters’ loot bags with all sorts of delicious treats was the only thing they could do to save themselves from some horrible trick.

In the end, it was all fun for everyone, as kids were actually celebrating the traditional North American observance of Halloween, an event now celebrated in most of the western world. Every year, on October 31, children and adults dress up in costumes depicting scary creatures and participate in all sorts of festivities. The children, usually accompanied by their parents (who often wait discreetly in the background) will go door-to-door in their neighborhood, ringing doorbells and yelling "trick or treat!" The neighbors decorate their houses with spooky themes and leave their lights on to welcome the 'trick-or-treaters". The occupants—who often themselves dress up in scary costumes—will then hand out small candies and other treats so as to avoid any possible "trick."

Bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo

Bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
>Click to enlarge photo
Bands of scary ghosts, goblins, and other terrible monsters invaded the offices of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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