Halloween and Coming to America

Rita’s family emigrated to the United States from Kharkov, USSR when she was three-years-old, hoping for a better life. Twenty years later her father is a successful IT expert, her mother is a renowned match-maker in Brooklyn’s Jewish community, her sister is a Wall Street attorney, and Rita is a rising star in the NYC fashion scene.

For her and many other immigrants, coming to master Halloween has been a big part of their assimilating to American life. She talks about this experience here.