Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I'd like too add this note.
I really have no beef with Halloween, its family and community oriented, and that is so absolutely rare in America we should really support it
However, it doesn't mean EVERYTHING is game. Somethings are all in good fun, and somethings are culturally insensitive. For example, I personally do not support "pirate costumes" because they are so insensitive to the real history of pirates, many of whom were actually just unlicensed slave raiders and traders. Pardon me for employing Godwin's law, but we know that Nazi costumes or the KKK would be grossly inappropriate, and yet for black folks from the Caribbean pirates were really the same thing
"You teach the youth about the Pirate Morgan, and you said he was a very great man.." Peter Tosh
Sometimes the costumes are a glorifying or romanticing terrible aspects of our mutual human history, and this sets the wrong tone for children. Children learn pirates are fun, how will they believe the truth when we try to teach them that? Further sometimes Halloween especially glorifies and romanticizes violence, and we also need to avoid this religiously. Fun and innocent costumes are one thing, parity and satire costumes are another, but insensitive and desensitizing costumes can be a serious problem.
Also, many folks use Halloween as an excuse for either gluttony on bad foods (which is both spiritually damaging and also bad for the health) and misbehavior. It shouldn't be about that. Kids learn that eating waaay to much candy is fun, and it becomes hardwired. Adults especially often use Halloween parties as an excuse for out right debauchery, as if Halloween parties were like Vegas and what happens there stays there. We need to avoid these as well.
Halloween = not so bad
What some folks do for Halloween = not so good