Happy (Srpski) Halloween!
Today is my first full day back in the United States, and the celebration of Halloween in the U.S. and Canada. I’ve always thought of Halloween as a very American Holiday (sorry, Cannucks) and this one does not disappoint. My “barista” was dressed as a cat with a cape, I saw one woman in a suit wearing Minnie Mouse ears, and another 60-something year-old woman wearing fairy wings. America is known as the land of reinvention; it only seems right that people here should celebrate becoming someone else, if only for one day.
As a brand-new American citizen, Miloš decided to get into the Halloween spirit. He didn’t want to abandon his ex-Yugolavia roots though, and a costume was born.
Miloš is wearing the Yugoslavian Pioneer uniform. The pioneers were developed under Tito in 1942, though socialist and communist countries around the world had similar programs. The pioneers had a pledge, uniform (see above) and attended a camp at certain points in their Pionirski career. It’s a bit like the Scouts, with a political twist.
Technically Miloš should be wearing a white shirt and navy pants, but I hope you’ll give me a little lattitude. Have you ever tried to put a hat on a dog? It’s not easy. Still, I like to think Miloš would have fit in perfectly with this batch of youngsters.
Image source HERE.
Happy halloween, Serbian and American readers!