Canadians are putting up Halloween decorations that are so 2020 it hurts
It's no secret that 2020 has been frightening all around, and Canadians are updating their Halloween decorations to match.
Pumpkins with face masks, candy slides, and skeletons on Zoom calls? Yup, it's all standard fare this October.
Little ghouls and ghosts hunting for candy on Oct. 31 might run into some skeletons practicing good hygiene.
Halloween esse ano... pic.twitter.com/x3cZjsHeka— e-Tio (@CarlosLessWorld) October 18, 2020
They might also spot some pumpkins bearing health advisories (don't forget to wash your hands, kids).
I’m back ‘in pumpkin’ this year but with a timely message! #UCC pic.twitter.com/Nq1MROoMFn— Tanya Sweeney (@SweeneyTanya) October 16, 2020
Some Canadians have even carved pumpkins in the shape of health officials, like this orange squash bearing the smiling face of Quebec's Dr. Horacio Arruda.
Halloween s'en vient! #Arruda est prêt! Ce n'est pas ma photo et je ne sais pas qui est l'artiste! #covidquebec 🎃 #2metres pic.twitter.com/R67S545QHW— Dee (@Mtl_Dee) October 19, 2020
Some people are mourning the loss of good grammar, civil political discourse and the phone book.
Spotted in NDG. #Halloween #Montreal #Quebec pic.twitter.com/Rh191kkrA0— Kristy Snell CBC (@Snellk) October 19, 2020
While others are grieving the loss of concerts and their own sanity (condolences to Mike and his Hawaii trip).
Halloween 2020 #Halloween pic.twitter.com/B33VjNTJbU— David Gavita (@DavidGavita) October 16, 2020
Even the Grim Reaper will be wearing a face mask this year, because nothing's scarier than spreading COVID-19.
Se viene Halloween con barbijos 😷 #Ottawa #Ontario #Canada pic.twitter.com/iYM5Y3b2ZX— Nati Pecoraro (@natipecoraro) October 12, 2020
With physical distancing measures still in place, Canadians have been forced to get creative with their methods of handing out candy.
This epic candy slide in Vancouver goes all the way from the top of the house to the lawn.
This house in Vancouver has constructed a fantastic candy chute in preparation for Halloween 🎃-📸 anonymouslovelyme #Canada #Halloween #Vancouver #YVR pic.twitter.com/3TrHnMZKl7— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) October 19, 2020
And this candy slingshot in Alberta is great for handing out candy from a safe distance (and, incidentally, scaring away neighbours that you don't like).
Since we can't eat together, my Mom and her best friend who is cohorting with her have gotten up to all sorts of shenanigans. Exhibit #1:— Kim warnke (@WarnkeKim) October 13, 2020
The #Halloween Slingshot pic.twitter.com/fKBGgoVcXq
Sadly, Halloween trick-or-treating won't be going ahead everywhere in 2020, but at least Canadians can still go out for a walk and admire the spooky decorations.
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