Personally, I've never been one to celebrate Halloween as I find the whole concept outright... ridiculous. We teach our children to 'not talk to strangers', however we make an exception on the 31st of October in order to receive free lollies and sweets? It's outrageous and bound to make children of our days confused.
Why has Australia been allowed to be Americanised with the tradition of Halloween? We are our own countries with rules and regulations of our own. But, because Halloween is seen as "cool" and "the thing to do" in America, we seem to have the urge to follow along like sheep with the American traditions.
I am all for holidays, I become a little kid around Christmas time, but when Halloween comes around, I dread the 31st of October. It's just frustrating to have children knocking at my door, only wanting free lollies. It's just silly. Why do I need to give up my time to give lollies to children when their parents could just buy them from the local supermarket and save the whole neighbourhood the trouble? I may seem like the biggest Grinch (in a Halloween sense), but really, I don't understand the concept and I doubt that I ever will.
However, I do find some joy in the creative costumes that some people come up with, particularly those that totally transform a person. But save them for fancy dress parties, not knocking on random people's doors looking for free candy!