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Like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, Halloween has become a manufactured and contrived holiday, brought to you by the candy industry and Madison Avenue ad agencies.

I find costumes get less commercialized as kids (and adults) get a little older and become more interested in making their own costumes. Then much of the fun comes from the crafting of one's costume, especially the more elaborate ones. Halloween's just the reason for it, and the time to show it off. Plus people get to live vicariously through what ever character they're portraying. And back in my 20's when people would dress up in costume on Halloween and go bar-hopping, it was an excuse to talk to someone because of their costume.

With how little people have face-to-face contact with neighbors or strangers, is it really bad to have 1 holiday where much of the neighborhood goes out and visits a bit with each other?
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