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These Tweets About African Parents Hating Halloween Are Hilariously Real

African parents be like..."what is a Halloween?"

African parents generally enjoy celebrations. Weddings, of course. Christmas is basically life. Birthdays are full of blessings. Thanksgiving—a breeze. Halloween, "what kind of thing is that?"


Many African parents can't really wrap their heads around the thought of dressing up as a ghost, skeleton, or worse—an actual devil, and going door to door asking for candy. As a result, many African children were robbed of the childhood experience known as "trick-or-treating," and some are still harboring resentment to this day.

Basically, African parents are just not here for Halloween. While, we could get into a critical discussion about the underlying religious and sometimes cultural reasons as to why they don't like Halloween, for now, we'd rather just laugh at them for sucking absolutely all the fun out of what is supposed to be a mindless and playful holiday.

Below are some of the funniest tweets about African parents and their general disdain for Halloween.

Of course, it's not all African parents though.

But for the most part it seems:

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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