"All Hallows Eve-A Time Of Fun & Reflection & Devotion"
It's fun but instructional, as witches & ghosts represent the netherworld & those dressed as Religious(Priests, Brothers & Nuns), represent the Heavenly Kingdom & fun is supervised;
It came to America, coming through that trendsetting state of NJ, & into NY. On these shores, it came to be called Halloween, losing in transition & translation, its' original meaning;
Acts of Vandalism replaced celebration; In Detroit, this strange ritual called Hell Night, where fires are set to abandoned houses, became a tradition. It may be a good thing that the Tigers did NOT win the World Series, or else Hell Week would've caused Detroit to look like The South Bronx in 1977;
The closest thing in St Louis to a Halloween Celebration, outside of that Lame Cardinals Parade Celebration, came when Mgr Tony La Russa, donned his customary dark shades, through all LDS, LCS & World Series Games. The only thing missing was a black cape;
Wee lasses are dressing more like princesses & faeries, & their moms are taking them Trick Or Treating. Wee lads are dressing as their favorite action figures, while the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village is filled with Characters, who are cross-dressers, but do that any day of the week;
I do know that 2 costume getups are going to be flops this year & that's getting made up to look like the 2 Lead Commentators on "The World Series On FOX", as well over half the country paid no attention to that World Series;
I can think of better things to do, like heading to Mass, in Honor Of All Saints Day(A Holy Day Of Obligation), which is why it's called All Hallows Eve, anyway, followed by making entries in this blog & meeting up with friends, for a jolly-good time;
Have Fun! Enjoy & Reflect!