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Jean Youn: Halloween, customs, and traditions

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Tomorrow is the last day of October and it is also Halloween!
Do you celebrate Halloween? Some people do and others don’t, and that’s ok. People hold different kinds of customs and traditions based on their culture and beliefs.

Families like mine that consist of first and second generation immigrants often find it necessary to mix the customs and cultures of both their native land and of the United States. Sometimes we clash with our children due to different customs and values. This reminds me of the film, “Fiddler on the Roof.”

In that case, the customs of the parents had to give way to the customs of the children. Throughout the passage of time, traditions and customs often change.

Only 10 years ago it was customary to wear suits to work and dress up for church. Nowadays it’s common for people to go to work and church dressed casually. That change in particular caused the dry cleaning industry to take a bit of a hit with a decrease in business, but what can you do? We come to work dressed casually too.

Customs and traditions change, but there are still some things that never change. The goodness of love and being thankful will always be there no matter what.

We are going into the month of November.
I hope that this month would be full of love and reasons to be thankful.


Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website  here.

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