I am of the opinion that Halloween isn’t a big deal as long as it respects a particular thing many give lots of importance to.
During these All Saints’ dates, many remember their beloved friends and families who have left to that idealized place according to each one’s belief. Having lived in Spain, I have noticed how fellows my age and younger are embracing this new Halloween trend in a disrespectful way that consists of characterizing the dead — giving them such a look that laughs them down to amuse kids (and not so kids) with jokes and parties.
I think this new culture of the dead contradicts the respect I think death should be given; that of our beloved, that of our unkown and that of our own, which will get to us eventually. While our waiting lasts, I would ask to less criminalize those awoken, dead bodies with a frightening appearance, and to more respect the true dead… those who will surely never hurt or harm us. And may they rest in peace.
Zombies atending to Perth’s ComiCon. Source: Imgur.com