A McDonald's restaurant in Shanghai has been decorated with
scary themes for the upcoming Halloween festival, but many parents
worry the decorations may scare their children.
The Shanghai Youth Daily reports the restaurant has
placed a simulated witch at the entrance and has painted a large
spider web on the ceiling. Most parents complain that these
Halloween decorations are frightening their kids and believe the
scary themes are not appropriate for a restaurant.
Some sociologists say that although Western festivals are
becoming increasingly popular in China, the celebrations,
especially decorations, should follow local customs.
Halloween is a festival in Europe and North America and
celebrated on the night of October 31.
(CRI October 27, 2006)