How many of you still celebrate Halloween?....................

United States
October 18, 2008 5:34pm CST
As you know, some people feel that Halloween has something to do with the Devil but I don't know. I myself used to go trick or treating as a child and loved it and I used to take my children trick or treating also. I didn't care about the scary costumes too much although they did have scary masks. But I don't take them anymore and frankly it's not like when I used to go. Things today are so scary and dangerous. You now have some churches that have halloween parties the day before halloween so that the children will still be able to celebrate it and get candy in a spiritual way. So, are you going trick or treating?
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11 responses
• United States
19 Oct 08
I am a 38 year old mom and I still get dressed up for halloween. My kids are too old for me to take out(they go out on their own now),but that is no excuse to become so grown up that you cant have a little fun. It is even more fun when you can talk your friends into dressing up at work too. I am a leader at church and I belive it is ok to do it. I however dont like ghosts and goblins but there are hundreds of other ideas besides going out as the devil. lol. A goog immagination is a terrible thing to waste and halloween is just the oppurtunity adults need to let it run wild, and be something differant for a change. Sometimes what we are every day can be more scary than what some people are on halloween. So go out and have some fun and remember your never too old for fun or CANDY!!!
• United States
20 Oct 08
Wow fancies30, I really love your response and you are right. I am 1 year older than you and I know that I am not too old for candy. Thanks for responding and have a blessed day!
@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Oct 08
My friends and I still do celebrate Halloween, in our own way. We have our own little tradition. Around Halloween, we get together and have a little murder mystery party. For those of you who don't know what this is, it is a game where a 'murder' has occurred and everyone playing is a suspect. And the goal of this is to figure who the 'murderer' is. Mind you that this is all play. It's not real. So we do this around Halloween. What better time to do a murder mystery party than around Halloween, right?
• United States
26 Oct 08
You're right dodo and I love mysteries too! Can I come? Take care and God Bless!
• United States
19 Oct 08
Christmas & Halloween are two of the biggest holidays we celebrate at my house. My son enjoys them both. We have done the church parties,the zoo,community center kids parties, mall trick or treating & etc because we thought it was no longer safe to take kids out trick-or-treating, which now I disagree, because it is safe if you know which safe area's to trick or treat at and if you leave early in the evening. .But if you have really young children pre-school age or younger then Churches and mall trick or treating I highly recommend because the little one's can get scared more easily or they could get sick if you take them out during a cold,dark & damp October night. ( Thats how the weather usually is here where I live on Halloween) A year before last we didn't take our son out trick-or-treating because it was too cold and rainy that Halloween night and my son just got the sniffles and we didn't think it would be wise to get him out in that condition and with the weather being like it was. So to answer you question, yes, we are going trick-or-treating this year then after we are finished my son's grandmother will babysit my son while mommy and daddy attend a grown-up Halloween party:)
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• United States
20 Oct 08
You know cassandralynn, that is one of the things I never participated in.....a Halloween party. I knew of some that were going on but I don't know I guess being that I was never asked to attend one I just never went. But you be safe while going to yours and what are you going to be for the evening? Take care and God Bless!
@GemmaR (8526)
19 Oct 08
I have a younger brother, and he still celebrates it. I've been invited to an all adult fancy dress party this year, and yes I am going, but it won't be the same as when we were children. Should still be a good laugh though. I love apple bobbing!
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• United States
20 Oct 08
Aaah.........apple bopping! I did that once, way back in 6th grade and I felt so foolish for some reason. No, I didn't bite the apple. The darn thing kept getting away from me. Take care and God Bless GemmaR
@lillake (1634)
• United States
19 Oct 08
My kids are still young so I do take them out for Trick or treating. I love it, and actually really miss the fun it used to be. Now every church has their own celebrations that kids go to so there aren't the big numbers of kids out anymore. I miss seeing all the fun costumes and how excited the little kids can be over a little candy bar.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I remember those days fondly as well lillake! Back then trick or treating was fun and much safer. I too used to get so excited over the amount of candy I would get. Back then, if you were given an apple our parents would tell us not to eat it becuase something could be in it but nowadays........ Thanks for responding lillake and God Bless!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I love Halloween. We do parties instead of trick or treating. We also volunteer for trick or treat streets. Then on Halloween night, we will stay home, pass our candy and watch the movie Halloween.
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19 Oct 08
for me it's very new holiday becasue country i am from is ukraine, where this funny and scary day came only like 10 years ago, but now i live in the uk, and got a little daughter, whom just bought nice pumpking suit and we go to halloween party to my husband's sister, were is going to be a lot of new fun for me
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
I love Hallowe'en and taking my children trick or treating! I dress up with them every year. Ha! Who am I kidding? I dressed up every year even before I had kids. I will take my sons trick or treating again this year, but how long we're out and about will depend on the weather. We've been really lucky the last couple of years, and have had very mild and dry October 31st's. I'm not sure if we'll be so lucky this year.
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@kezza246 (83)
19 Oct 08
I am 16 but I take my little brother trick or treating every year. Nearly everyone in my community takes part in giving out sweets. My little brother really enjoys it. This year though my brother is going with my sister while i got to a halloween party. It's kind of just a normal fancy dress party. I think that these days halloween is not a spiritual celebration but just an excuse to have parties and eat sweets and that kind of thing.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
I know that people don't participate in Halloween because it "celebrates" the devil and all evil things. The pagans started this, but Christians adopted it as a way to celebrate loved ones who have passed, or saints. The same thing happened with the Christmas tree, it was started by pagans, but Christians adopted it and turned it around to be a holy thing. It really frustrates me that people don't let their kids go out for Halloween and have fun. When I was little I was allowed to go out for Halloween, but I was only allowed to be a saint, angel, or an animal. I think that their is nothing wrong with Halloween. Its a fun event for children to get free candy, whats better than that???
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• United States
18 Oct 08
We don't have small children in our home, and we personally don't dress up for it. The last time I did dress up for a Halloween party was approximately 10 years ago. I've never been one for "Holidays" of any sort aside from if children were involved. Then I'd go all out to make it special. But as an adult, it does not appeal to me.
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