4 Reasons Why Halloween Is None Of Your Business

RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS

Halloween came to Ghana through expatriates and been-to’s who can actually afford clothes for Christmas, New Year and Easter. And they will still have enough money to buy Halloween costumes which you won’t find at Kantamanto and imported pumpkins among other things. Expatriates in expensive neighborhoods will usually agree to make their children happy by tricking or treating. Ghanaians who have been outside the country would also want a reminder of their life outside these shores so they’ll celebrate Halloween. So, if you haven’t been anywhere, I beg sit down and let us hear word!


WANNABEE’S WET DREAMS

How will you take on a celebration which you do not fully understand unless you are trying too hard to impress? This is the ultimate wannabe stunt because surely your neighbors in Ashalebotwe and Dansoman-Akokorfoto will ask why you are walking about town looking like the occult grand-master, and you will have to painfully explain to them that you are channeling Lord Dracula to mark Halloween which is a foreign festival for dead people. Surely they won’t understand you but will respect you for being a man/woman of the world.

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WE HAVE ENOUGH GHOSTS AND WITCHES TO SCARE US

Thanks to Nigerian movies and Kumawood, we Ghanaians have enough horror stories to keep us awake and hugging our pillows at night. Why would you come to my door in the evening dressed like a zombie? I don’t watch WALKING DEAD and the only language I understand is slap! I’m sure zombies can’t feel anything so don’t even attempt to say “ajeii” or in this case, ouch! Some people too may get creative and try to appropriate “Maame Water” and other “local stars”. Ghanaians don’t take scares lightly, we are too superstitious for that shid, that be why anointing oil dey!

 

LET’S PROMOTE WHAT IS OURS

If Odwira, Homowo, Hogbetsotso and Fetu Afahye received the same social media attention and hype that Halloween received in Ghana alone, probably people from neighbouring countries would travel here to mark the festivals with us and bring in foreign exchange or even mark it in their own countries and give our festivals international significance. Think about it!