Talk to one German neighbor and they tell you, ‘of course we celebrate Halloween’.
Talk to the next German neighbor and they tell you they do not celebrate the ‘American’ holiday.
Who knows. What I do know is our Deutsche neighbors enjoyed the spider and web we placed on the side of our house, the skeleton holding his head on our front door, and of course the jack-o-lanterns in the window next to our wood pile.
We ended up trick or treating with friends on an American street in a nearby village to ensure the kids were able to celebrate Halloween American style but the next day a few of our Deutsche neighbors loaded the kids up with candy.