No dressing up in costumes.
No scuffing through piles of autumn leaves in the early, frosty dark.
No bags of sugary loot to gloat over and swap.
(It's the wrong season altogether for that sort of thing here, and it's never really caught on.)
But there will be Halloween cupcakes for one very short, very inquisitive Anglo-American expat who knows there's something special about October 31st.
(Oh, and no, I won't be giving up my day job just yet to become a professional cake decorator…although I don't think my audience will be too critical of the aesthetics.)
If you want to make some of these for your own goblins (large or small), the recipe is here.