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Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by HalloweenCom » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:42 am

Connecticut legislator would prefer the state to recognize the holiday on a weekend, even if it means not celebrating on the 31st. A recent proposal by Conn. State Rep. Tim Larson pitched the idea of celebrating Halloween on the last weekend of October rather than the holiday’s traditional Oct. 31 date. Larson (D-East Hartford, South Windsor) ...
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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Spookymufu » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:20 pm

I dont think it would be bad to celebrate Halloween on the Sat before Halloween
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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:50 pm

Regardless, for me it's the 31st.
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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by NeverMore » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:35 pm

Andybev01 wrote:Regardless, for me it's the 31st.
I've been celebrating on the Saturday before the 31st for at least 20 years. The 31st should always remain trick-or-treat day though, it makes those occasions where it drops on Friday or Saturday all that more special. Anyways, does this county really need to pass any more laws restricting her citizen's activities?

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:21 am

I understand the lawmaker's rationale, but I seriously don't want to see anyone mess with Halloween. The truth is, most Depts. of Parks & Recreation already celebrate on the closest Saturday. I know ours will again this year, as usual. So in a way this proposal would be taking away from Halloween rather than adding to it. Declaring Halloween to be "officially" on the weekend would mean that TOT would be on the weekend, regardless of date. That's all it can mean. It is the only significant way to change what is already going on. This guy and the parents with whom he has spoken are wanting to declare TOT officially on the weekend.

I just love Halloween on the 31rst. It will always be the 31rst to me. I have never even liked the several times in my life when a Sunday Halloween has been switched to Saturday TOT.

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Post by ramaries69 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:19 am

Andybev01 wrote:Regardless, for me it's the 31st.

I'm with Andy. :wink:

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Post by ramaries69 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:20 am

Well put, Murf!

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Nick Nefarious » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:23 am

It's unfortunate that in other countries, the workweek takes a back-seat to holidays, but here in the States, holidays take a back-seat to the workweek. In my opinion, we've got this one twisted.

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by jadewik » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:38 am

I've been enjoying NOT having Halloween on a weekend. Fewer kids are bussed into the neighborhood, I don't run out of candy (and I spend upwards of $120 on it already)-- LOVE my "leftovers", and the kids quit coming earlier in the evening! Sounds like it's a win to leave it as-is... then again, I'm across the country from CT...

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Pumpkin56 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:33 pm

jadewik wrote:I've been enjoying NOT having Halloween on a weekend. Fewer kids are bussed into the neighborhood, I don't run out of candy (and I spend upwards of $120 on it already)-- LOVE my "leftovers", and the kids quit coming earlier in the evening! Sounds like it's a win to leave it as-is... then again, I'm across the country from CT...
Also kinda sounds like you hate TOTer's. Do you have a lot of "Get off my lawn!" moments when Halloween falls on a weekend, Jade? :lol:

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by HalloweenCom » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:59 pm

2014 is a Friday :-) 2015 is Saturday...so a bit longer to wait until it is a weekend. ;-)
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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by jadewik » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:Also kinda sounds like you hate TOTer's. Do you have a lot of "Get off my lawn!" moments when Halloween falls on a weekend, Jade? :lol:
I don't have a lawn-- just dirt and rocks. We also usually don't have issues with kids cutting the yard because we usually open the garage. Last year, we didn't open the garage-- but we did have a friend volunteer to scare the pants off kids who would cut through the yard-- it was more for safety reasons since there's a rip-rap lined trapezoidal drainage channel with steep slopes near where they cut through my yard. =)

I don't hate kids or ToTers. I hate when people who are bussed into the neighborhood come to my house +7 times over a period of 1-1.5 hours to take candy that was intended for the kids in my neighborhood. It is SAD is when I have to turn away kids from my neighborhood because I've run out of candy after only an hour and a half of trick-or-treaters-- mind you, I have about 4-6 bags of the costco candy and it's gone in an hour and a half when Halloween is on a weekend. By not having Halloween on a weekend, I'm able to give more candy to the kids who actually live in the neighborhood. I don't know how that sounds like I HATE ToTers-- especially considering all the other things I've given out in the past, ranging from glow-bracelets, temp. tattoos, pencils, bracelets, bouncing balls, gliders, playing cards, play-doh, and chocolate (to name a few). My husband and I have decided to "open late" when Halloween next falls on a weekend... since most of the re-peat bussed-in kids leave by 7pm, when all the other houses run out of candy.

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:08 pm

If you know the kids in your neighborhood by sight, can you hold back some candy for them? That way, perhaps you'd run out for the interlopers, but not for the ones you know and want to treat.

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by zoltan hound dracula » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm

Murfreesboro wrote:If you know the kids in your neighborhood by sight, can you hold back some candy for them? That way, perhaps you'd run out for the interlopers, but not for the ones you know and want to treat.
MURF,THATS WHAT I DO,I MAKE UP SPECIAL BAGS FOR THE KIDS I KNOW,SO I KNOW THEY ALWAYS GET,ALSO THE KIDS I KNOW ALWAYS COME IN AND BOBBLE FOR APPLES,LOL :lol: ,ALSO ON THE DAY OF HALOWEEN 31ST WILL ALWAYS BE WHEN I CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN,"WHY FIX SOMETHING THAT ISN"T BROKEN"

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Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!

Post by NeverMore » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:16 pm


I think they should change the date of Halloween... to the last day of every month!

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