On October 30, 2020 MPGU Buddy Club held an online Halloween party for international students of MPGU partner universities and foreign students of MPGU Russian as a foreign language faculty. The event was attended by students from all over the world: England, France, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Guinea and China.
Participants discovered new facts about Halloween’s origin, shared their Halloween traditions, and played Alias board game. MPGU Buddy Club members staged a virtual performance of spooky stories based on English legends and also compared evil spirits from English and Russian folklore. Coordinator of MPGU Buddy Club Irina Sukhoruchenkova organized an online workshop where she taught how to make scary-tasty Halloween decorations. Although the celebration was hosted online participants’ costumes and make up lifted up everyone’s spirit and crated a genuine holiday atmosphere.
Moreover, International Relations Office Instagram account shared stories about Halloween. Every day the account was sharing Halloween-related vocabulary and idioms in Russian and English. In addition, students from France, Spain and Mexico shared their stories about celebrating Halloween, All Saints’ Day and the Day of the Dead in their countries.
You can read the article in Russian here.