This is not to say that Hellenics do not have festivals honoring the dead. We just celebrate them at different times of year. We have just celebrated the Thesmophoria honoring Demeter’s search for Persephone or the Greater Eleusinia in honor of both Goddesses. We are honoring Apollo’s annual journey to the Hyperboreans and Dionysus’ rule over Delphi. We are busy with the business of life, not the business of a night where “the veil between the worlds” is thin.
No, this is NOT a religious festival for us. However, that does not mean we cannot celebrate it with our neighbors. It just means that we have other religious festivals around this time of year — and that we love Halloween candy.