When I still lived in Germany there was no Halloween. The only time we heard about it was when we watched American horror films or any other American films which happened around Halloween.
I didn’t really know anything about Halloween until I moved to England and the first children came knocking on my door calling “trick or treat!”
But things are changing, actually, I should say, have changed. During the late 1990s more and more newspaper article about Halloween appeared in Germany and since the beginning of the 21st Century Halloween is as much a part of Germany as in other countries. Now Germans, too, experience the knocks on the doors and the children shout:
Süßes, sonst Saures!