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.
Happy #Halloween !!! But African parents be like hell no it aint
— Equinox_James52 (@vfirmino52) October 31, 2017
African kid: Can I go trick-or-treating with my friends?
African parents: NO!! HALLOWEEN IS THE DEVILS BIRTHDAY!!!
African kid on Halloween: pic.twitter.com/xBhlRSZDnE
— Spicé Boy 🍌 (@SheLovesTobeee) October 24, 2017
African parents do NOT play that halloween shit
— Taiwo (@_hasans) October 31, 2017
Sent cute pictures of my Halloween costume & got left on seen by my mom. Sigh. Why are African parents so ruthless 😫
— Audrey 🇨🇬 (@audnld) October 30, 2017
African parents don't like Halloween simple it's okayyyyyy
— Seun. O (@KingSeun3) October 30, 2017
Believe it or not. This is steph curry, proud father,husband and mentor.
So african parents. what's your excuse? #Halloween pic.twitter.com/CoC8Z64bt2
— J.O.B (@jude_ob) October 30, 2017
When every makeup artist is doing Halloween looks but you don't do Halloween in your African parents house
— Queen Kelvs✨ (@kbabaay) October 18, 2017
when you tryna convince your African parents to let you celebrate Halloween with your friends😭😭💀💀💀💀💀💀 https://t.co/gflMlGFvTd
— Soli B.☀️ (@Solayyy_) October 28, 2017
you African if ya parents told you Halloween is the devils birthday.
— jonnosh (@JonAsfaw13) October 9, 2017
got invited to two Halloween parties this weekend, and idk what to do/wear because African parents 🙂
— charlene 🌻 (@charlizzleswamp) October 19, 2017
I remember when I put a fake tattoo on my neck and my mum slapped me, I said it was for Halloween she slapped me again. African parents lol
— Samuel Eni (@samuelenii) October 29, 2017
Of course, it's not all African parents though.
I think I was the only African kid whose parents decorated for halloween and bought costumes for us and did the whole trick or treat shabang
— Nkechi (@Itsbrinaaaa_) October 5, 2017
But for the most part it seems:
African parents do not understand Halloween.
— M. Brina careen. (@careen_fanuel) October 27, 2017