Halloween Parties in Rio

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pumpkins carved as Jack-o'-lanterns, spiderwebs, ghosts, skeletons, and witches on a broom adorn the windows and gardens of houses in the United States in the days leading up to October 31st each year, and this Halloween spirit has been spreading in Brazil like wildfire, regardless of the fact that the run-off round of elections will be held that very day.

Primarily an Irish tradition, popularized by the mass celebrations . . .

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