Here in the land of sun and starlets Halloween can be considered a major holiday. When I was a kid we would dress up, go to school, and parade our costumes from classroom-to-classroom first thing in the morning. Of course we would have a Halloween party with lots of sugary treats in the afternoon.
I found these images of children playing in the schoolyard somewhere in California, circa 1953. The costumes are just adorable:
Civic parades and beauty contests have also been a traditional part of local Halloween celebrations. These attractive ladies were probably wannabe Hollywood starlets and were contestants in the 1947 Halloween Slick Chick beauty contest in Anaheim, California:
And in the grand tradition of holiday parades, the city of Anaheim, California has held a Halloween parade every year since 1924. Enjoy the montage of vintage images in this short two minute video:
Have a happy and fun Halloween!