When I was a wee bit lad, I remember Halloween being held only on October 31st. Not the entire weekend before it; as he
indicates. I remember going out, door-to-door, to ask for candy. I remember being out in the dark. I remember waiting for it to get dark before we headed out. With no adult supervision. I remember only getting dressed up... after school. Not at school.
Things sure have changed.
Then again, that was 25 years ago.