We'd never heard of "trick or treating", or of ghoulish parades, and home decorations.
The American commercial "celebration" of Halloween has since flown east across the Atlantic to Great Britain.
I suppose that the parades of costumed young children (who hardly trick, but expect a treat) are fine and dandy.
But I hate the obsession with cruelty, pain, misery and death which has become a hall mark of Halloween observances on both sides of the Atlantic.
I hate anything which celebrates a culture of death;
(Zombies, the Living Dead etc).
In particular I am ticked off with the City of Sarasota which has sanctioned chintzy Halloween decorations in Arlington Park.
There is one ( directly opposite the dog park) which particularly stirs my ire.
What a horrid sight for dog lovers.
- Blah again.