Love it or hate it – because there is rarely an in-between – Halloween is this Friday.
I suppose the push of terror and all things evil has something to do with the loathing. Plus, there’s all that candy that’s dished out to young souls who already get in trouble for not sitting still.
To that I say, relax. It’s just a holiday. Using my holiday schedule at work as a judge, it’s a pseudo-holiday at best. After all, I get Columbus Day off. Col-um-bus Day. But I’ll be working all day Halloween. We do have to give it some props though because any day that can get adults to dress up as silly cartoon characters can’t be all bad.
Personally, I’ve always liked the day. Not the scary-movie, horrifying-costumes, spine-tingling hijinks that accompanies it but rather the dressing up. My first career ambition was to be a famous actress so I’ve always appreciated a day when pretending to be someone else is perfectly acceptable. Nowadays, this curmudgeon likes to stay at home and give out candy to the trick-or-treaters. It’s fun to see how many different characters come to my door in a two hour span.
So, to all those who detest the holiday – don’t worry. That bigger holiday just under two months away is ever encroaching on All Hallows’ Eve’s turf. Come November 1 the focus will be on the holiday of all holidays.
I wanted to find out more about Halloween so I went to History.com. Because I should be able to trust the historical facts when history is in the name, right?
Here’s some videos if you’re curious, too.