Nah...we don't need Halloween down here. Most think it's just another stupid American tradition that's infiltrating the entire world and McDonaldising us all...
I just think it's a waste of time when our historical traditions have never had anything to do with goblins and ghoulies and so forth...but if there was a night where we could dress up as bunyips and yowies and drop-bears...well...
Besides, we have enough holidays throughout the year anyway. Australians have the most public holidays of any nation in the world.
Take that, everyone else!
For some of us, Dutch, it's more than simple commercialization.
It also is the third and final "harvest" sabbat... the harvesting of livestock prior to the coming winter. It's a time when those who were once close to the Earth observed the passing of life into death, as mirrored in nature by the passing of fall into winter.
It is a time to meditate on the differences between life and death, the thinning of the Veil so pronounced at that time of year, where the ground itself feels electrified and the newly-crisp air (northern hemisphere, I know) holds the portent of a coming doom and of an implied promise of life beyond.
It is a time when we remember our recently deceased, we contact our relatives on the other side, and when we explore past lives, and band together to toast the passing of our days. We embrace death as a part of life, and remind each other that we are mortal, thus, life is that much sweeter.
It is one of the highest Sabbats on the neo-pagan calendar, and I don't quote any history here. That's how we currently observe it (at least in my circle), and it's a sublime holiday for us.
Ancient relic of a by-gone era.