Every year at this time articles show up asking the question, "Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?" And the authors usually come up with the same answer. "Yes." Every year I think I should voice my opinion and I remain silent. I am repenting of that. My answer is, "No."
Thirty years ago the Holy Spirit convicted me to NOT participate in Halloween. My children have never participated and gone trick-or-treating, dressed in costumes, etc.
I feel that fact that the topic keeps coming up is because 'the church' is not completely comfortable with their participation and keeps trying to justify it. Several years ago, when my children were young, I was 'seduced' into participating in a "Harvest Party" held at our church. I was uncomfortable the entire night thinking, "What is the difference?"
It's October 31st, every one is wearing a costume and getting candy. What's the difference?