When you see people walking around saying “trick or treat”, you know it’s time for Halloween. Halloween was originated from western culture, but recently, it became very popular to celebrate Halloween in Japan.
APU United Ambassadors (AUA) brought the tradition of Halloween to the campus of APU this year. On October 29 and 30, AUA hosted two Halloween parties at APU Student Hall located on the 2nd floor of cafeteria. The hall was decorated with exquisite Halloween decorations, making it into a different world.
Around fifty APU students joined the party on the first day of the event. The participants were dressed in various costumes, such as Minnie Mouse, and a guy with a white hockey mask who looked like a character from horror movies. They enjoyed the quiz, games and group challenges, as well as snacks and sweets. Special performances by SSS and Kmuse also made the party more exciting. There was Best Costume Award in the end of the party.
On the second day, children from Beppu city came all the way up the hill to join the party together with their parents and teachers. They dressed like famous characters such as Woody from Toy Story, Elsa from Frozen, Batman. Witches, vampires, and Fireman. Their costumes were very creative. They also enjoyed story time about tradition Halloween. Children are also engaged in several games like ring –toss on witch hats with students. They experienced Trick-or-Treating outside of the venue. Last but not least, everyone got a prize from the bingo game.
AUA is a student organization in APU which contributes for promoting international mutual understanding through the cultural exchange events.