BY MALLORY SMITH
Halloween is a very popular holiday in America today. It consists of costumes, parties, and lots of candy. Kids spend October 31th going door to door asking for candy. Other than Christmas, I would say this is kids’ favorite holiday. Growing up in a Christian home however, Halloween was not a holiday we celebrated for many different reasons. I never went trick or treating. I didn't even participate in our third grade music production at Halloween. I am not saying that I have never gotten candy or dressed up. My church always did a fall festival at the end of October. We would play games and go trunk or treating. I wouldn't say that I have been deprived of anything as a child. If anything, not celebrating something every other kid in America celebrates has given me the strength to stand up for what I believe in. I don't have to just follow the crowd. I have no harsh feelings about Halloween. I think it is a fun holiday. I simply don't go crazy with it.