Will you skip Halloween since it's on a Sunday?

United States
October 31, 2010 3:30am CST
October 30, 2010 I'm wondering if a lot of people will Trick or Treat on Saturday instead of Sunday this Halloween. Some religions don't celebrate Halloween because its a pagan holiday and since its on Sunday this year I wonder what they will do with all the candy and costumes they bought? Are you going to Trick or Treat on Halloween, we are since its October 31st.
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
3 Nov 10
Over here, i think the celebrations is on both days! haha =D On sat, it's for the clubbers so that they are able to have fun deep into the night, and carry over to the next morning even, While on sun, it's much toned down due to a working day the next day. Halloween is not widely celebrated here in the past, but now, it's even celebrated in the zoo! lol =D
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• United States
3 Nov 10
You got that right about the clubbers, they were out in full force and drunk as skunks. I'm not sure about Sunday night because I went to bed since we didn't have any kids stop by since we were out doing the candy grab ourselves.
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@maezee (42003)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I wouldn't call Halloween a pagan holiday..I would call it a commercial one. I don't think the fact that Halloween has fallen on a week-night has ever bothered me or prevented me from going trick or treating. However, now I'm 20, and so it wasn't a problem that I had to worry about. All of the Halloween parties were the night before, though, on Saturday.. LOL. I do know that.
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• United States
2 Nov 10
Yea, the parties started on Saturday and lasted till Sunday.
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• Canada
8 Nov 10
Not a freaking chance!! Last Sunday we went to our best friend's place to hand out candy, and get tipsy, and have a little harmless fun. Maybe a kid or two dressed up as a devil, but no devils were worshiped on our property. Maybe my husband and i got a little tipsy, but our friend drove us there, stayed home once we got back to his place, and hubby and I took a cab home. We handed out candy, and giving candy to the neighbour-children is a generous thing to do, and only on halloween can we get away with it, with all the crap around about taking candy from "strangers." LOL We just had a little harmless fun, and I don't think God objected.
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• United States
8 Nov 10
You're getting the best response for two reasons. Number 1, you enjoyed Halloween even more than the kids and Number 2, you're still here on mylot kicking it up!
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• Canada
8 Nov 10
Thank you!! You'll have even more of me to deal with, since I just got a new computer, and I'm no longer limited to using my iPod for everything. If you check out my latest discussions, you'll notice I have one posted about getting a new computer. My aim is to do enough typing on MyLot, and Gather, to make this silly thing pay for itsself. LOL And yes, I think the three of us enjoyed Halloween even more than the kids. they came and went, but my hubby, our friend and I had great music, great food, and great things to drink. WE partied most of the night. :) I got most of it on Video too, with my new camera.
• Canada
8 Nov 10
One more thing. On Sundays our almost-local Community radio station does all multi-cultural programming. i love the hosts, and am always calling the programs to tell them how much I like what they are doing. After a few drinks, that's especially fun, since the program changed every hour. I remember, by the end of the night, thinking how much i liked my re-dial button. "WOW!!!! NEEEEEEAT!! Every time I push this button, I get a new accent to speak to. Croatian, Serbian, Greek, Polish, German...." They all thought it was funnier than heck, and told me to go have a few more drinks, and keep hitting redial.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I passed out candy and had way more kids last night then I had last year....In fact I had to get into my private stash just to make it through the evening...it was fun though!
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• United States
1 Nov 10
Dipping into the secret stash?!?!? I would have turned the light out, nobody, ghost or goblin takes a bite out of my Butterfinger!
1 Nov 10
We don't really go in for the trick or treating but, we did enjoy a great halloween party on the saturday night! We all got dressed up and it was a good evening!
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• United States
1 Nov 10
We trick or treated in Waikiki this year, lots of freaks and not much candy since its a city. I think I will dress up next year, it looks like a lot of fun.
@celticeagle (156536)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Oct 10
No one here trick or treated on Saturday. It was on the news that all would do it on Sunday. They would probably use them next year if not this year. No one around here is that religious that they would let it cause a problem for their children to go out and have some fun. Thank goodness.
• United States
1 Nov 10
The fact that the news had to tell them scares me worse than the fact that people think it should be done the day before since its on a Sunday.
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@celticeagle (156536)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 10
The news just stated what everyone was planning so we were all on the same page. I rather appreciate that myself. Especially when it is on a week-end.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
I don't really celebrate Halloween anyway, so it doesn't bother me. I think my church is actually running a Halloween party tonight. I don't have anything against it and think it might be fun for a lot of people to dress up and eat candy. I heard there was a law in this one town that outlaws trick or treating on Sundays.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
I think some church's have a trick or trunk where you go to their church parking lot and go from trunk to truck. Its an alternative version to going out in the neighborhoods.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I don't participate. No candy, no costumes (well, actually I have lots of costumes, but I don't break them out for Halloween.) I have all the lights off and STILL had someone come ring the bell and bang on the door.
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• United States
1 Nov 10
A protester, I love it.
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@Galena (9110)
31 Oct 10
whatever day it falls, I will always celebrate. the fact it's a Pagan festival isn't a negative to me, being born and raised in a Pagan family. we didn't get anyone on Saturday, but if we had they'd have just got the blank stare the same as any year when people turn up on the wrong day. if you turn up on the wrong day, we won't have goodie bags ready, we won't have decorations, unless it's the day after, we won't have spooky sounds playing, and you get the blank stare.
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• United States
1 Nov 10
I know, its supposed to celebrate it on the day, you wouldn't celebrate your birthday they day before.
@irishmist (3816)
• United States
31 Oct 10
My grankids will be going out Trick or Treating and it is going to really cold out. After work today me and my kitchen aid will be going to a haunted houe! I can't wait, as I have not been to one in a long time.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
Sound like fun!
@Pose123 (21635)
• Canada
31 Oct 10
Hi gitfiddleplayer, The children here will be trick or treating tonight as they always do on Halloween, and that's as it should be. Halloween is no more of a pagan holiday than Christmas. Tomorrow is All Saints Day, and Halloween is All Hallows Eve. In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast. The Romans as well celebrated the date before the birth of Christ. Blessings.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
Its just another excuse to party I guess.
@Bebs08 (10681)
• United States
31 Oct 10
Well, for me personally, I am not joining the celebrators of Halloween. I don't wear costumes and no treat for me. I am also wondering if what the people are doing since it falls on Sunday? There's nothing so big in the area where I am now. As if I don't see anybody in costume and no kids knocking in our door. Well, maybe in other areas they are having trick and treat but here where I am now, nothing in particular.
• United States
31 Oct 10
I think its different every year, you can never know who will show up and who won't.
@bunnybon7 (50975)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Oct 10
you know it kind of snuck up on me. i thought today would be the 30th for some reason and now im wondering if the church where my kids go are going to have their annual party or if they had it last night for halloween. and if the kids are coming over as i heard nothing from them last night.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
Times have changed, I used to look forward to it but now I really don't care about Halloween. My kids like it but its not as exciting as Christmas.
@gahoi1785 (121)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
hi gitfid, nopes. tradition is tradition. we wont skipped it. besides, its declared holiday here so we will making most of it. happy halloweend and mylotting. ;-)
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@twoey68 (13627)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Actually I thought there would be trick or treaters last night and then I was told that the whole town had switched it to Saturday night...not surprising...they've done it before. It really doesn't matter to me b/c we don't really do much for Halloween and we don't have kids. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• India
1 Nov 10
Hello my friend gitfiddleplayer Ji, So nice of you for rewinding my memory some seven years back, when we witnessed this day whine at FT. LDR Dale in Miami area in 2003. Thanks. I feel anyuthing treligious must be conducted on due date at due timie and as per schedule laid down by our family traditions customs and rituals. There should not be any compromise as this has lot many side effects plus and minus as well. Take care. May God bless You and have a great time.
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