Eleven days until Halloween. The day of ghosts, zombies, witches and other weird creatures. Everyone dressing up and asking from complete strangers if they can have sweets.
My question is: WHY?
The original Halloween was the day before All Saint’s Day. That was when the gate to the underworld was the weakest so all the undead came to wreak havoc for one night. Then, over in America, someone thought it would be a good idea to get children dressing up and getting sweets. Halloween has since become a global phenomenon.
I have NEVER gotten into Halloween. I could never understand what drew people in. So let’s look at what people like-
I have never liked dressing up so maybe this is one of the main reasons I don’t like Halloween. I find dressing up really silly so this is probably the main reason I dislike Halloween.
Trick or treating-
I like sweets just like everyone else (except my mum), but something about going to random people’s houses to get sweets just seems strange. I know many people go to their neighbours’ houses but what if the neighbours dislike having people going to their house at night in a scary costume?
When people think of scary creatures, four things usually come to mind- ghosts, zombies, vampires and werewolves. Maybe the satisfaction of dressing up as something scary seems fun. But like I said above, do people appreciate strangers dressing up in scary costumes and potentially scaring them? You don’t want to do that if you want sweets.
So those are the main reasons I don’t like Halloween. What will I be doing? Watching the Nightmare before Christmas in my room and watching how many people come to my house. BUT, I won’t be opening the door.