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Old 10-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #31
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Thankful that my town, also in Indiana, knows that Oct 31st is Halloween.

We've never celebrated it any other day but the 31st.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #32
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Another Indiana town here and we do Trick or Treating on the weekend, either Friday or Saturday (whichever is closer to the true holiday), from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Always have, probably always will, and I've never heard anyone complain about it... Go Figure. I posted on the same thread last year.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #33
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and it is just a little safer (because we have a little more daylight before the times change on Saturday night.) It is really dangerous when people are coming home from work - if T-O-T was during the week.
The time does not change this year in the U.S. until November 6th so I am not sure what that meant. My daughter will go out trick or treating with her group of friends (NO PARENTS!!!) when the street lights go on and have to be home by 8pm.

We cannot stand parents who drive their kids into our neighborhood and then drive/follow them through our streets. If you must accompany your kids, get out and WALK!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #34
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Nope, Halloween is on Oct 31st.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #35
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In my city, trick or treat has always been (at least for the 31 years I've lived here!) on the Friday night before Halloween from 6-8pm. I don't mind it. I'd rather that than on a school night, when we are usually bogged down with after school activities.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #36
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Trick or treating is on the 31st in our area of Pennsylvania, always has been, and never heard anyone try to change it.

Of course, even if they changed the Trick or Treating it wouldn't take away the fact that the actual festival marking the end of the harvest will always be on the 31st.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:22 PM   #37
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Where I grew up it was called begger night and it was sponsored by the police department.

If Halloween fell Sat thru Tuesday it went to the previous Saturday, If it was Wed, Thurs, or Friday, it fell to the following Saturday,

That how it always was and has always been.

Personally I like a Saturday best. Around here we get van loads of kids from all over coming for candy. I hate the most the parents who obviously aren't from around here, because they stay in their car and slowly creep along the road and let their kids run all over by themselves.

These are the same groups that continue to pund on the door an ring the bell until 11m, with the lights out
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:30 PM   #38
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I loathe when cities, towns, neighborhoods, etc try to change the day of Halloween. Halloween is on HALLOWEEN. We will be giving out candy ON Halloween. Anyone who comes before then will be SOL.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:09 PM   #39
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I loathe when cities, towns, neighborhoods, etc try to change the day of Halloween. Halloween is on HALLOWEEN. We will be giving out candy ON Halloween. Anyone who comes before then will be SOL.
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My mom grew up in a little town in the West Central part of Minnesota. Whenever Halloween falls on Sunday, trick or treating is done on Saturday night. I guess they find trick or treating on Sunday to be offensive.
This is what happens where we live. We don't have many kids in our area, so we don't get any trick or treaters. We got them the first year we lived in our house only because we really decorated our front yard.

We are taking my GDD to the mall for trick or treating. All the stores participate and its nice and safe for kids of all ages.
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I had never heard of this until I read it here on a thread last year. That would bug me - for me, trick-or-treating is on Halloween night, always. I would do what you're doing OP - even if I had to drive to another neighborhood to do it.
I've never heard of this until the DIS either--Halloween is on Halloween--there is no altering the day LOL. I am always amazed when I see people write that they are "allowed" to trick or treat from 6-8 or something like that. That is unheard of here. You run home from the school bus and quickly change you clothes to get out as quick as you can to trick or treat to maximize the time you have out there. We can expect kids on a school night from 3-8 or so and if its on a weekend, its a bonus- start around noon and continue on into the night! There are no lights on lights off rules here- you hit every house- there is no opting out of halloween LOL. You can choose to not answer your door but you oare still going to be having kids banging on it all evening long!
Do these towns that move halloween move other holidays too? Is the 4th of July celebrated on July 6th? Is Christmas Dec 22nd?
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:34 AM   #42
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IU've never heard of this until the DIS either--Halloween is on Halloween--there is no altering the day LOL. I am always amazed when I see people write that they are "allowed" to trick or treat from 6-8 or something like that. That is unheard of here. You run home from the school bus and quickly change you clothes to get out as quick as you can to trick or treat to maximize the time you have out there. We can expect kids on a school night from 3-8 or so and if its on a weekend, its a bonus- start around noon and continue on into the night! There are no lights on lights off rules here- you hit every house- there is no opting out of halloween LOL. You can choose to not answer your door but you oare still going to be having kids banging on it all evening long!
Do these towns that move halloween move other holidays too? Is the 4th of July celebrated on July 6th? Is Christmas Dec 22nd?
We're not changing Halloween, just announcing a community Trick or Treat date and time. I don't really consider them one and the same. And while it's not a rule, I'm glad people here stick to houses with "lights on." I'd be ticked if kids were knocking on my elderly neighbors' door all night. They are pushing 90, not in the best of health, and generally go to bed early. That's not very considerate to force people to participate or annoy them with knocking all night long.

There is no community-wide celebration of Christmas so I can't answer that question. I don't know of any town that has one? Do you have community Christmas celebrations on the 25th?

Around here, the local Knights of Columbus and/or Country Club put on fireworks displays. Yes, sometimes they opt for a weekend (especially the country club since their event is a day long party for CC members). Seeing as they're private groups using private funds, I figure they can schedule it whenever they please. We're lucky to have fireworks, most towns our size do not.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:58 AM   #43
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Halloween is Halloween and THAT is the day you trick or treat here- we do have the lights out rule, eventually you run out of candy! I can't imagine a town telling me that my kids could only trick or treat from 6-8 on a certain night that is NOT Halloween. It's up to the parents to decide what is "too late" for a school night, not the town.
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We're not changing Halloween, just announcing a community Trick or Treat date and time. I don't really consider them one and the same. And while it's not a rule, I'm glad people here stick to houses with "lights on." I'd be ticked if kids were knocking on my elderly neighbors' door all night. They are pushing 90, not in the best of health, and generally go to bed early. That's not very considerate to force people to participate or annoy them with knocking all night long.

There is no community-wide celebration of Christmas so I can't answer that question. I don't know of any town that has one? Do you have community Christmas celebrations on the 25th?

Around here, the local Knights of Columbus and/or Country Club put on fireworks displays. Yes, sometimes they opt for a weekend (especially the country club since their event is a day long party for CC members). Seeing as they're private groups using private funds, I figure they can schedule it whenever they please. We're lucky to have fireworks, most towns our size do not.
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But one is part and parcel of the other. If you didn't have people "guising" and "begging" for soul cakes many centuries ago on All Hallow's Eve & Hallowmas, then we'd never have modern trick or treating today. The tradition is part of the actual day and festivals. Not sure why they would be considered different?
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Halloween is Halloween and THAT is the day you trick or treat here- we do have the lights out rule, eventually you run out of candy! I can't imagine a town telling me that my kids could only trick or treat from 6-8 on a certain night that is NOT Halloween. It's up to the parents to decide what is "too late" for a school night, not the town.
I love that there is a set time. I couldn't take more than 2 hours of it!
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