Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:
Rarely in Sydney on Halloween do we see kids dressed up in their scary costumes ringing doorbells asking for treats.
Quite the opposite! Some kids dress up and a few adults will also dress up to go to a Halloween party, however, it is not a festivity generally celebrated in Australia. And what is Halloween? This depends on who you speak to and which version of information you read.
Wikipedia gives us a few possible origins and we have gone with the belief that Halloween is derived from the Celtic Festival of Samhain, which celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and the beginning of the “darker half”. This makes a lot of senses, given we live “down under” and have opposite seasons, so why would we celebrate Halloween on 31st October?
Last night we did have three really cute “scary” kids ring our doorbell. Not being at all prepared for anyone trick or treating us, we had no yummy treats to give, so the kids and their Mum received Marquette Turner gifts and fruit – heaps better than lollies. I bet they’ll be back next year!!!