Photos: Halloween in Hong Kong looks awesome

Hong Kongers don't really trick or treat, but they do embrace Halloween for its Americanness and its tradition of dressing up in a costume. The costume parties are big, and the biggest is apparently at that most American of locales: Hong Kong Disneyland. But Halloween is observed throughout the city, often by young people. These photos show a striking cultural convergence between east and west in a city that loves to blur the two.


Hong Kongers attend a charity Halloween parade. (ED Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

 


A girl dressed for Halloween meets with hundreds of other costumed Hong Kongers in downtown. (Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

 


A mother carries her baby dressed up for Halloween. (Daniel  Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

 


A man wearing a pumpkin head waits in a shopping mall restaurant during Halloween. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

 


Luna Midnyte tries to spook passersby outside the World Trade Centre in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong. (Rob Elliott/AFP/Getty Images)

 


People walk past a huge pumpkin decoration at Hong Kong's time square. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

 


Men in Halloween costumes joke around in Lan Kwai Fong, a popular nightlife district in Hong Kong. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

 


A man dressed up as a toy soldier to celebrate Halloween places a call on a public phone in Lan Kwai Fong. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

 


Two Halloween celebrants dressed as aliens entertain a crowd in downtown Hong Kong. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

 


A woman wearing fake blood rests her eyes in an underground train. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

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