…and why it’s so important to me.
If you know me you know I love Halloween and it is probably my favorite holiday season. I always jokingly say “It’s a day based on candy and pretend so what’s not to love?” That is super true but I love it for a lot of reasons. It’s no secret I like to have a little magic and imagination in my life (thus my love of all things Harry Potter). I grew up in a house where is was not only okay to have some magic in your life but encouraged. I dressed up and played pretend and made up stories. Getting lost in a book was a great day when I got to visit another world. Halloween is all about having a little magic in your life (I am not so much into the super scary side but appreciate those who are). The movies, books, and characters I love all come to life in one way or another on Halloween. It’s so fun to see everyone so light and happy and excited just to have fun. There is no pressure of gifts or obligations like other holidays. It’s there simply for fun.
You really get to see people’s creativity shine as well. Costumes can be beautiful, horrifying, bloody, or punny and I LOVE them all. I enjoy people seeing people express their interests and sense of humor through their costume. It’s a great way to see a different side of people who you don’t know super well.
Even people who don’t like Halloween are great because they aren’t super vocal or a bummer about it; they just go on with their day like normal. No one says ‘don’t say Happy Halloween’ and you are encourage to politically incorrect.
It’s a day full of fun, magic, and healthy escapism. Simply put, I love Halloween. What is your favorite holiday?