Many feel strongly about Halloween one way or another. It's meaning and reason for being has changed throughout history. Halloween has also changed for me.
When I was a little girl, I couldn't wait for Halloween. Wearing a costume and getting tons of candy. I didn't appreciate getting apples or popcorn balls for all my hard work.
As a mom, I enjoyed decorating the house... and the kids. The candy part was not as fun. Now there were Mommy Rules: don't eat candy until we go through the bags, only 2 or 3 pieces a day, brush floss rinse, blah, blah, blah.
I haven't decorated in a while (maybe next year). No costumes. No little football players or clowns running around, excited about candy and wrestling over a piece that hit the floor.
I found this short video (History.com) on the History of Halloween. You may find it interesting too.
Whatever your feelings about Halloween, be safe and be happy.