This week marked the occurrence of my first Halloween outside the US I wasn't sure what to expect, I didn't see the grocery stores stocking up on candy as they do in the states. I asked some co-workers and they said trick or treating has grown in popularity over the last 10 years or so here. Previously parents would only take their children to the homes of people they knew nowadays complete strangers are knocking on doors asking for candy. The overall feeling I got was people were not pleased by this. Luckily I didn't have any trick-or-treaters. I say luckily as I didn't buy any candy.