I don’t think any Australian will disagree with this. No one celebrated Halloween when I was growing up. It was viewed as an ‘American Thing’. We watched it celebrated on TV and thought how much fun it looked.
These days, if you didn’t have kids and you didn’t have a fancy dress party to attend, you wouldn’t know what day was Halloween. On my way home from work today, I found one house with a hedge covered in fake spider web. That’s it. They had the sprinkler going and I don’t think that stuff is water proof.
That is seriously the best decorated house I could find.
There is an attempt at this celebration, but a lot of people don’t like asking others for sweets. A lot of houses wouldn’t be prepared and wouldn’t have a lot of sweets.
Also, the shops sell some Halloween decorations, but I don’t know how well they sell. One of the big supermarkets last year sold Jack o lantern pumpkins, but no one really knew what to do with it.
So really, Halloween is a nice idea, but some still need a bit more convincing.
Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?