In the county where I reside, Santa Cruz California…the biggest holiday is Halloween. I know of nothing quite like it elsewhere, although I imagine there are similar celebrations. For most of the afternoon and evening, people of all ages come stroll the main drag in town, which the city closes off to cars. And what a display of pure JOY, humanity, creativity, whimsy, originality, and spirit it is!!
The number of people coming out to play is always in the thousands. It is the highlight of the year for many here. (I know personally a few people who flew or drove furiously from out of town vacations to be back here for Halloween!).
In the spirit of sharing something to give you faith in humanity, uplift you, and bring you joy, I offer you my photographs from that day.
Click on the first and then swipe or click right to see them all, enlarged, in an easy-to-watch fashion.
Enjoy, and share with your loved ones!