Samhain is a day that we honor those we love that have passed on. There are many ways to honor the dearly departed, it is up to each person to honor in thier way that represents their bond to their loved ones that have crossed over.
Reflecting on Halloween years ago, I arrived at the thought that Halloween is more than giving out candies to delighted children. Halloween offers a different aspect of giving.
I relected that Halloween is the one time of the year that Strangers open up thier doors to other strangers and GIVE without expecting anything in return. Any other event there is expectation attached to giving, but not Halloween. The festivities of Halloween truely represents presenting others with a treat of giving free of all expecations.