|we celebrate the "dia de Muertos"......
I've thought many times of traveling to Mexico to see how the Day of the Dead is celebrated, but wonder if it would be disrespectful. I wouldn't want a tourist watching over me while I celebrated my ancestors.
Anyway, Halloween is our favorite holiday! I usually do the house and yard up big time; a few years ago I even made a full size plywood coffin for my skeleton. I'm getting older, tho, and it's a chore to do everything I want to. We don't get very many kids at our door, even tho' we're surrounded by them. Our local Mall does a 'trick-or-treat' on Halloween night, plus the street we live on ends at (believe it or not) a cemetery. There are only a couple of houses to go to after the kids hit ours, so a lot of them don't even bother.
I love answering the door for little kids; sometimes they won't even come onto the porch because they're scared of the decor.