Is Halloween too scary? Or maybe it’s just the Americanisation of our culture that terrifies you…

Last week we asked whether Australia should celebrate Halloween, or if it was “too American” for us Aussies.  

Halloween or Hallowe’en also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day source Wikipedia

How is Halloween celebrated?

Trick or treaters dress up in costumes and walk around their neighbourhood where they stop at each house and say ‘Trick or Treat’. The person in the house usually offers an assortment of candy but sometimes offers a trick.  People go to great lengths to decorate for Halloween and pumpkins are hollowed, decorated and lit to light the night when they really get into the spirit of the holiday..

As trick or treaters descend on Brisbane neighbourhoods screaming and laughing, wearing costumes and eating too many sweets, the bizarre behaviour and noises sometimes affects more than just the our children but can also affect our pets who often get spooked during this holiday.

Trick or treat? Well, it just might be time to pack away those pumpkins and hide the “candy” with an overwhelming 81% responding that it’s too American and only 19% saying they like celebrating the holiday.

Check back to our poll this week to have Your Say about community involvement in the bikie problem…