Please do not misunderstand. I am not actually a great fan of Halloween in and of itself. I have no desire to dress up in a costume or attempt to scare small children by cackling.
However I do appreciate how it pushes back the Christmas marketing for one more month.
The stores here are now filled with Christmas decorations and Christmas shopping reminders and Christmas everything else.
If you start too soon, Christmas just isn't as special.
So please, Europeans, start celebrating Halloween.