Michael Wilson called it "colonial imperialism" on TV1 this morning. Some consider it rampant American commercialism. Others celebrate Halloween as it was originally - as Samhein from the Celts of Ireland and Britain. The History Channel website has a huge amount of information about the origins of Halloween and how we celebrate it today.
For a lot of us though, we think of Halloween as fancy dress, trick and treating and fun. And that's how we will be celebrating at the Rodney Libraries today. There are activities this evening at most of the Rodney Libraries so head down for fun, games, stories and songs.
Helensville, Kumeu and Orewa have their parties starting at 4 pm. Warkworth commences at 4.30 pm, Mahurangi East (Snells Beach) at 5.30 pm and Whangaparaoa at 6 pm.
And maybe by the end of the week we will be able to post some photos of what the well-dressed librarian wears for Halloween. Have a good day everyone.