In the Azores children do not wear any kind of costumes or paintings on faces, they just walk with large bags in usual clothes. No effort is made to dance or to say anything that would resemble a celebration of any sorts. So we don’t open the door. It happened several times that they tried to steal everything from the front yard and front porch and did steal what they could carry, even the things that were hung ir attached to the house, they ripped those off at night, during a halloween! We are not Americans and the door remains shut for such lazy people. Nothing wrong with Halloween in the USA though.