(St Stephens Newtown churchyard this morning)
Halloween; for me another one of those cultural oddities seen only in American movies and not, in my experience, practised in Australia.
But times are changing.
A few neighbour's homes have been decorated with faux cobwebs and the like presumably showing themselves receptive to a 'trick or treat'.
But all of this is a mystery to me. Who 'tricks or treats' whom; the one knocking on the door or the one who answers the knock? And what are the responses? I know that lollies ('candy' for North American readers) are a response to 'treat' but what is the response to 'trick'?
I need to know in case this 'treat', seen wandering through the churchyard this morning, should knock on my door.
(Trick or treat?)
I gather all types of costume are acceptable on this day.
And it looks like cobwebs are not essential decoration either.