AN UNUSUAL HOLIDAY 英会話「あぜりあ」本八幡・西船橋・津田沼・佐倉


Holidays are a big thing everywhere, And here on The Big Island of Hawaii, in Hilo, we have an unusual one. Well, it isn’t REALLY a Holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving or your recent Spring Equinox or anything like that. It is more like a mini-Mardi Gras Night. It comes late in the year before our Holidays come and this Holiday, isn’t REALLY a Holiday. I mean it is not on any calendar. But it ACTS like a Holiday and the people here make a big deal out of it.

The name of this “Hilo Holiday” is: BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT. As I said, it is like a mini-Mardi Gras and all the Downtown Stores are open very late and you can buy things and they have special games where you go from store to store and do things to complete the game and get a prize. You also walk all over town. All the restaurants and the coffee shop is also open. There is also very loud music that you can hear from just about everywhere that night. And of course, you can dance to the music if you want.

I have been to a few of these: BLACK AND WHITE NIGHTS. And I have enjoyed myself and had a lot of fun. There is one thing though about this night. It is about the dress code. You can dress any way you want (in costume or not) BUT you MUST ONLY WEAR—the colors– BLACK AND WHITE. Only these colors are allowed and that is part of the fun too!

Mary Ann-san

This Blog is written by : Mary Ann-san on The Big Island of Hawaii, residing in Hilo.
(As for me, I have lived here a good part of my life and love it. I love to read and write and am currently working on a novel. But my BIGGEST love is CATS and I hope in the next blog, I can tell you something about mine and my love for all cats. Looking forward to it!).


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