Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. —Wikipedia
Today is Halloween and other than bonfires, which I have yet to see anyone do, there just is nothing to Halloween that connects with me. I know my history enough to appreciate Martin Luther King, Presidents, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Columbus, and Veterans Days. I’ve learned the basics of American football rules to enjoy Superbowl. I make extra room in my stomach for Thanksgiving. The eve of the All Saints, or Hallows, Day, however leaves me indifferent.
Maybe I just need to Be Central European for Halloween. But my acculturation still has a ways to go as I say, “Halloween, it’s not you, it’s me, and I’m just not that into you.”