The costumes, the candy, the decorations: it’s almost as magical as basketball season. Here in D.C., we take the sacred tradition of trick-or-treating to an entirely new level. Here at Georgetown we have to take Halloween to the international level. That’s right. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Because I’m thinking about trick-or-treating at the embassies. I know, you’re dying from excitement, aren’t you? (And if you aren’t, you probably are a Halloween-hater, so shame on you.)
Here is the low down: Every Halloween, Georgetown students, young and old (but really just young), gather on Embassy Row to trick-or-treat. Each embassy opens its doors and gives out candy to all of the dragons, witches and Mileys it can see. Where else does a tradition as great as this exist? (Answer: nowhere. D.C. is the best place in the entire world. Case and point.)
Where even are the embassies? Embassy Row is a stretch of road located on Massachusetts Avenue, between Thomas Circle and Ward Circle. The easiest way to get there is to take the GUTS Bus to DuPont and walk up Massachusetts until you see flags that aren’t special to the US of A. Or just follow the crowd. There will be a crowd.
What to wear I would hope that intelligent Georgetown students understand the idea of Halloween, but you never know. Just wear your favorite costume! You don’t need to be super creative (even though that would be ideal). Check out this amazing list.
When should I go? College students trick-or-treat during the day on November 1st from 3p.m. until 6p.m.
What should I say? You’re a college student now, so I hope you can figure this one out yourself.
Also, free puppies! Not really, but now that I have your attention, I better see all of y’all strutting your stuff on the international runway. Enjoy your treats (or tricks, if you are into that). Remember, Halloween only happens once a year, so make it count!