Report of Halloween in Matsumoto

Matsumoto hosted its first Halloween party on Saturday and despite the rain it was a huge success. Ghosts, witches and even Darth Vader showed up with umbrellas and we had a wonderful time. There were a variety of events like live music and dance preferences along activities to keep everyone busy including a cake walk were you could win a cake from Sweet bakery. There was also team of professional judges for many costume contests and a raffle with tons of prizes.
Since Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States, we thought this would be a good opportunity to spread the word about Salt Lake City and the Sister City relationship with Matsumoto. The Salt Lake City booth displayed photos of Salt Lake, Halloween and the history of the sister city exchanges that take place between our cities. The booth had a spider web theme representing the web that connects us all and the community that is created through these international ties. The five current AETs from Salt Lake were also there in Halloween garb to answer questions and spread the love.

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