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We Scored A Pumpkin!

Halloween 2014 UPDATE: Like many things in Argentina, this year has proven nearly impossible to find a pumpkin… Either they did not sell well last year or there is an import ban that is preventing pumpkins from coming into the country. Ahhh…life in Argentina!


In my 5+ years of living in Buenos Aires, this is the first year that I have actually seen pumpkins readily available. Looks like Halloween is catching on in Buenos Aires!

Halloween Pumpkin in Buenos Aires

We scored one from our local verduleria by calling them last week and asking if they had any pumpkins. While they only had one at the time, they have since restocked, and we’ve seen numerous reports of pumpkins being available at Jumbo and Disco as well. This is a first, but a sign that Halloween (and all the money it makes vendors) is becoming bigger and bigger in Argentina.

Just make sure not to confuse calabaza, which is very common here, with pumpkin. It is often translated as pumpkin, but in reality should be more closely translated to squash. The sticker on the pumpkin we bought actually called it “calabaza decorativa.” Guess they do not know about pumpkin pie yet!

Remember to bring your kids out to our Halloween trick-or-treating event on Thursday, October 31!



Kids Halloween Party in Buenos Aires

Kids Halloween Buenos AiresUPDATE: Due to potential rain, the event has been moved to an indoor Palermo Hollywood location. Please RSVP below for full details.

While Halloween continues to grow in popularity in Buenos Aires, trick-or-treating has not yet really caught on. That leaves the expat community to organize their own Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party for Kids, and we’re happy to be a part of it!

This year, we’ll be meeting in Palermo Hollywood on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 6:00pm, with the little ones dressed up and ready to trick-or-treat! Please plan to bring:

  • your children (12 and under) dressed up and with a small basket or bag to collect their treats
  • a bag of candies, stickers, etc to hand out to the other children. Please plan for 20-30 kids and we’ll try and send an estimate just before the event.
  • a small table, chair or blanket from which to shell out

Festive decor also welcomed (but please remember that you are responsible for taking home whatever you bring into the park, when you leave at the end of the event).

RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] with the age(s) of your children and we’ll send over full details of the event and exactly where we’re meeting.

Hope to see you there!