You either love it, hate it or tolerate it. Halloween is becoming part of the Australian even calendar, but it’s the one holiday that tends to divide Australians.
For some it’s a chance to dress up and have a bit of fun. For others its another example of Americanism being forced upon us.
Halloween, while embraced by the American’s as a day to dress up, enjoy candy, and party, doesn’t actually originate from the country. Halloween comes from the western European Christian celebration of Allhallowtide (Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows Eve, the night before All Saints Day).
Halloween has been created out of the pre-existing celebration in much the same way that Easter and Christmas have evolved over time around the world.
In the central west Lithgow is a town that has embraced the spooky holiday, turning their main street into a Halloween event not to me missed – and it’s getting bigger and bigger each year.
In other towns parties and fundraisers were held over the weekend, while in other areas lollies have been purchased ready for trick-or-treat events on Monday night.
If you are getting into the Halloween spirit this year, we are keen to see your costume creations. Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will put together a gallery for those enjoying Halloween this year.