– Domani Spero
Below is a round-up of Halloween tweets around the Foreign Service. The Embassy Canberra tweet is of Ambassador Berry dressed up as a dinosaur and his spouse, Curtis Yee dressed up as a skeleton. They’re rather cute, aren’t they? Also, something new and disconcerting this year, at least we don’t recall this in previous years, but potential arrest exists in Jordan for wearing Halloween costumes in public. According to Embassy Amman, the Government of Jordan recently announced that public celebrations of Halloween and public appearances in Halloween costume are prohibited. “U.S. citizens should expect police reaction, including arrests, at any public Halloween-themed event.” Embassy Amman advises that U.S. citizens traveling from their home to a Halloween party, or vice versa, cover up their costumes while in public or in a car. Whoa!
Also, for the first time in memory, there, apparently, are folks in Foggy Bottom who are dressing up as the State Department spokespersons this Halloween. We don’t mind adults wearing dinosaur costumes, but we draw the line on going anywhere this Halloween on ISIS/ebola get-up, and Anything reminding us that the world is falling apart.
U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt
— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados
— USEmbassy Bridgetown (@USEmbassyBbdos) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta
Happy Halloween from us all at the U.S. Embassy! pic.twitter.com/1xDDBIkYMh
— U.S. Embassy Malta (@usembmalta) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Singapore
— US Embassy Singapore (@RedWhiteBlueDot) October 31, 2012
U.S. Embassy France (@USEmbassyFrance)
— U.S. Embassy France (@USEmbassyFrance) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic
Lesson number 1 at ambassador school — never allow yourself to be photographed in a silly hat. And yet… pic.twitter.com/htVj65t2sk
— Andrew Schapiro (@AndySchapiro) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia
Happy Halloween from your friends at the U.S. Embassy! Tweet us a picture of how you are celebrating! pic.twitter.com/0A8r7wokb6
— US Embassy Canberra (@USAembassyinOZ) October 31, 2014
U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan
— Khalid Said (@AnaKhalidSaid) October 31, 2014
The State Department, people!
— Marie Harf (@marieharf) October 31, 2014
You very special, naughty snowflakes, real life is not disquieting enough in Foggy Bottom you had to add a gingered @statedeptspox with a mustache? And there are now four spoxes? Four? Waaaaaa! What the heck are we going to do with them?
Predictably, the tweeples threw spitballs on Twitter and no one added any more Happy to Halloween.
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