Halloween isn't celebrated much in Australia.
Very rarely when I was growing up.
Then we've had a few 'trick or treater's knock on our door the last few years.
Went grocery shopping earlier this week and was absolutely amazed at the range of Halloween paraphernalia on sale. Front and centre store displays. Aisles of the stuff.
First time ever I've seen that here...shops taking advantage of an increasing commercial angle to a festival we Aussies know little about?
I could google Halloween to discover its true meaning, but am very busy, so going to be lazy and hand over to all of you.
What is Halloween all about?
Why should we celebrate it?
Any special traditions associated with it?
Guess the cynic is me is a little creeped out by the fact we spend so much time instilling 'stranger danger' into our kids, and the dangers of taking lollies from strangers, yet this festival involves sending kids out to doorknock strangers asking for lollies?
Maybe I'm the Halloween grinch?
Please enlighten me. :)