When I was a kid going to Lutheran school,we didn't celebrate Halloween. It was "Reformation" for us.
Every year we had to watch the same old movie about Martin Luther. Most of it I didn't understand at the time. But boy, when 3 o'clock came and my brothers and I got home...........on with the masks and out the door with the biggest shopping bags we could get our hands on. It was fun. We never got candy,except for on Christmas when the church ladies would make up goodie bags for us with chocolate stars and Brachs hard candies..ready for us after Christmas Eve service that was always the recreation of the Nativity. Oh such fond memories...but not now, it's only October. Halloween. Now I don't know about you, but there is always one house where everyone swears a witch lives. We had ours. She was just an old lady...but it was fun scaring the bageezus out of each other. It was always cold and wet and we froze on the way home...but oh so happy to be heading home with our bag of loot.