Macquarie University students spooked up the Sydney Harbour on Halloween, as they put on their most spectacular costumes for a Halloween celebration cruise around the harbour.
The students represented all corners of the world, with some celebrating Halloween for the first time and others continuing the tradition they grew up with in their home countries. For Macquarie University international students Hannah Yen and Sarah Foo, the concept of dressing up for Halloween was a new one.
“We really enjoyed putting together our costumes for the night,” says Sarah, who comes from Malaysia. “It is great that iClub organized the cruise. My friends and I have never celebrated Halloween before, so we didn’t know what to expect. It’s lots of fun!”
Halloween was a new concept for many students, but it didn’t stop them getting into the spirit. Sydney Harbour proved a spectacular backdrop for iClub’s Halloween celebration.
While some Macquarie University students were unsure about what Halloween celebrations would entail, other students were well accustomed to the tradition.
American Macquarie University student Alex Kaminstein says the Halloween cruise was the perfect opportunity to celebrate a tradition that resonates so strongly in his home country.
“Halloween is a big deal in America,” says Alex, who attended the cruise with fellow exchange students happy to be dressing up for Halloween.
Halloween remains a cherished tradition across Canadian households, meaning Canadian students studying in Australia embrace the opportunities to celebrate the spooky day.
With costumes ranging from famous movie characters to witches and wizards, the cruise was a great way of unifying Macquarie University’s culturally diverse students in a spirit of fun and celebration!
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