Halloween is a divisive topic, especially down under. Though it’s an American holiday, many Australians like to celebrate Halloween. Halloween has become quite popular in recent years and it can be great fun for both kids and adults. On the other hand, some people think that celebrating it makes light of death and encourages children to go out at night alone or with strangers. So should we celebrate Halloween?

Should we celebrate Halloween in Australia?

The answer is a resounding yes! Why not? It’s a fun holiday for kids and adults alike, with plenty of opportunities to get creative with costumes and decorations. Plus, it’s another excuse to have a party (or two).

So if you’re looking for something new to do on October 31st this year, consider throwing an Australian-themed Halloween bash! You can buy decorations online or make your own; there are plenty of ideas out there. Your guests will love the chance to dress up in their best Aussie themed costume, budgie smugglers and thongs anyone?

Why Halloween?

Halloween is a great time to get together with friends, family and neighbours. It’s also a chance for you to let your children dress up as their favourite heroes or villains and be creative. Children love dressing up as Dracula, witches and ghosts on Halloween night.

Halloween is a great opportunity for children to trick-or-treat! They can collect candy from houses in the neighbourhood or go door-to-door asking for treats, such as chocolate bars, fruit cakes and lollipops. If you don’t want your child going out and knocking on doors, then check if there are any local events taking place so that they can enjoy themselves at an organised event instead of having to walk around scary neighbourhoods by themselves

Halloween is fun and harmless

Halloween is supposed to be fun and harmless. It is a great way to get the kids involved in community events, and it’s a good way for them to learn about their culture. Plus, you can give them some candy!

Most people don’t realize that Halloween goes back hundreds of years. It has its roots in ancient Celtic harvest festivals, which were used to celebrate the end of summer and thank God for giving us such nice weather so we could have our crops grow. It also involves dressing up like dead people (which is kind of gross now that I think about it) because back then people believed that ghosts walked around on October 31st looking for treats from children.

Who doesn’t like dressing up?

Halloween is a great way to celebrate the season, and dressing up is a part of that. For many people, Halloween is the one day of the year when it’s okay not to be yourself. It can be an opportunity for you to get out of your comfort zone by becoming someone else for a night. And even if you don’t like dressing up, there’s still plenty of fun things that can be done on Halloween!

How to be safe at Halloween; We tell them all year not to take things from strangers or talk to strangers and then there’s Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of year that many children look forward to. Parents encourage their kids to dress up and go trick or treating. They want the kids to enjoy themselves, but they also want them to be safe. If you’re planning on letting your child participate in Halloween festivities, here are some tips for staying safe:

  • Make sure your doors have secure locks so strangers can’t get inside easily.
  • Make sure all windows and doors are locked at night as well — even if it’s just for a short period of time when someone goes outside for fresh air or water from the hose
  • Be careful who you open your door for; if someone says they’re selling candy or something else, don’t let them enter unless you know them well enough (or ask another adult)
  • Don’t take things from strangers! You never know what could happen after taking an item from someone on Halloween night— especially since there will likely be more than one person handing out treats tonight!
  • Arrange a safe group of houses, of known people in your neighbourhood for your children to go trick or treating to
  • You could have a Halloween party instead of trick or treating
  • You could attend a local community event, instead of trick or treating

Make sure you have flashlights and glow sticks on hand for kids who are out after dark. It’s easy to get lost in the dark, especially if you’re not very familiar with your neighbourhood.

In the end, it’s up to you

It’s your decision whether or not you celebrate Halloween. If you’re not comfortable with it, don’t do it! But if you are comfortable with it and enjoy it, then go ahead and have fun! We’re not going to tell you what to do, but we hope we’ve given you some information to think about. We want everyone who celebrates Halloween to be safe and have a great time!