Halloween is a great holiday! I mean, getting free candy and getting to dress up however you want? Come on, can it get any better? But not many now the dark history of All Hallows Eve or how other cultures celebrate. Halloween originally started as a holiday where people and children dressed up as nightmarish creatures and danced around bonfires to ward off ghosts.
Europe has their own variation of Santa that sounds more like a Halloween tradition called Krampus. Krampus was created as a counterpart to kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets. Krampus, in contrast, would swat "wicked" children and take them away to his lair. According to folklore, Krampus purportedly shows up in towns the night before December 6, known as Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night.
Halloween is celebrated all around the world, have a happy holiday and enjoy! TRICK OR TREAT!