It’s officially October, or, as some others have named it, Halloween.
Now, with the holiday still around thirty days away, some may wonder if it’s too early to get into the Halloween spirit.
Those people lack vision.
The month of October is deeply linked to Halloween, and has been for as long as I can remember.
Everyone puts up their holiday decorations as soon as possible, people start holding their various 31 Days of Halloween traditions and candy goes on sale all over the nation.
The only other holiday that gets this treatment is Christmas itself.
Admittedly, I would be annoyed by this if I was annoyed by Halloween.
But I’ve never found someone who hates Halloween.
I’ve found people who hate Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, New Years and even Christmas, but I’ve never found someone who dislikes Halloween.
Halloween, with its focus on horror and fun, is a very hard holiday to hate.
Then there is the matter of how the season adds to the holiday.
The season itself, with its chilly atmosphere and constant deluge of orange leaves, lends itself well to the Halloween spirit.
I can’t imagine Halloween in the summer.
The aesthetic of the season is linked to Halloween in the same way that the endless snowstorm of December is linked to Christmas.
In short, it is entirely understandable that people celebrate every day of October like it is Halloween.
So no, it is not too early to get exited for Halloween.