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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:08 pm 
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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.


Good idea... totally would, but I don't know many of the neighborhood kids by sight. I do hold back big goodie bags for children of family and friends.... so I s'pose that'll do okay. I think I'm going to have to start giving away ONE piece of candy before 7pm and do the handfuls later in the evening. Heheh.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 am 
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I prefer when it is on Saturday to be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:57 am 
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On the surface it seems like a pretty good idea, but I am pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to Halloween and October 31st.

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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:04 pm 
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I agree with you Mike. The years that it's not on a weekend makes us appreciate when it is even more.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:00 am 
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As a kid it was best when Halloween was on a Friday because you could get up the next day and watch cartoons while eating candy. Of course I don't recall those days because I was too high on sugar. :)

The only awkward day for Halloween is Sunday because of the religious context, although Mondays aren't great because everyone has partied out over the weekend. Tuesday and Wednesdays suffer from being in the middle of the week so you can't stay up too late if you have to get up the next day. Thursdays aren't quite as bad but Fridays are much better. The only downside of Fridays is that if someone plans a Halloween party the next day it feels a little odd. And people are more likely to go out to parties on a Friday or Saturday instead of staying home to give out candy.

Although if you consider that a ToT'er might start around the age of 3 and end around the age of 13, they may only experience a Friday or Saturday Halloween once or twice in their life, and those who get it twice may be too young the first time to remember it. So waiting for another year isn't practical. But again, Halloween is a fun day to go to school on because you get to see everyone dressed up. It makes the whole day more of a party.

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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:23 am 
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I love it when Halloween is on a weekend day or on a Friday, but I love it on any other day of the week, too. As I said, I am a traditionalist by nature, so when it comes to celebrating Halloween, I would prefer it be kept on October 31st rather then try to make it allways on a week end day.

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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:00 am 
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Well, I've probably addressed this in previous years, but my feeling is that, if you officially change the date of Halloween, you will kill or at least depress it. Those holidays that get shifted to a Monday, or whatever--nobody ever really remembers what they are for.

In our community, and I suspect many others, the Halloween attractions are primarily happening this weekend, anyway. If my family wants to go on a haunted tour of the town, etc., we will need to do it on Friday or Saturday, because no one is going to be giving those tours on Weds. And the Parks & Rec Halloween Carnival is this weekend as well. I believe the area corn mazes will be having their big finale this weekend, not mid-week. Halloween night itself will be observed with neighborhood TOTing, and whatever private individuals want to do for fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawmaker wants to change date of Halloween!
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:16 am 
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Like I said, Halloween has always been on Oct 31st, and should be kept that way. The "movable" holidays you mentioned have been that way all the time, too, so I can see why they are, though with the exception of Thanksgiving, which is allways on the 4th Thursday of November, people do tend to use those days for cleaning out their attic or just taking a day off from work or school.

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