At dinner, after discussing the heavy snowstorm that hit the northeast US, I asked the kids, “Do you know what today is?”
Blank looks all around. I prodded, “Today is October 31 – does anyone know what that means?” Continued blank looks.
“It’s Halloween!” I announced. ”Really??” they asked in surprise. Back in the US, it would have been impossible for them not to have been aware of it.
Another benefit of living in Israel – our kids are in tune to the Jewish holidays, and nothing else. :)