1. It’s not overcommercialized like Christmas, but commercialized just enough to be fun.
2. It doesn’t cost a lot of money
3. It doesn’t cause a lot of stress or lead to family arguments or cause depression like Christmas does.
3. Chocolate. I like to buy bags of chocolate bars meant for kids and eat ’em myself. Unfortunately I live in an area where there are no trick or treaters. No sidewalks.
4. I don’t dress up in costume anymore, but really enjoy seeing other people’s costumes. Some are very creative!
5. The weather is still pretty nice–at least where I live.
6. Candy corn! I love it.
8. If you’re into getting into costume, it gives you permission to be someone or something outrageous for a day and still be socially acceptable.
9. I have very pleasant memories of Halloween as a child. It’s one of the few times during the year I actually felt happy. When I was a kid it was better though–my neighborhood was safe and parents did not accompany kids over age 6 or 7. The candy bars were regular size back then–not that “fun size” they give out now, and people would go all out decorating their houses. I remember one family even had a “haunted house” in their basement every year.
10. It’s not a Satanic holiday, as some Christians think. It’s a pagan holiday celebrating the harvest, that was later adopted by the Catholic Church (All Hallows Eve) as a preliminary celebration leading to All Souls Day (November 1)
11. It has just a little bit of a “forbidden” feel about it.
12. The movie “Halloween.” I love that movie and watch it every year on Halloween.
13. Black cats.
What’s your favorite holiday, and why?