Can’t Wait for Halloween – Hurry Up, Oct. 27!
I keep hearing of cities that move their trick-or-treat days to accommodate a number of possible conflicts, such as:
…High school football games (yes, for real)
…Sundays — we can’t have the devil running about on a holy day, can we?
…weekdays v. weekends (apparently, weekends are better in general)
Trick-or-treat preempted for a local football game? Really? Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer my Halloween to fall on, you know, Halloween.
And okay. I get that trick-or-treat is technically not Halloween itself. Halloween is the night before a Christian calendar day. Trick-or-treating, though it ties in, is an all-out candy and fantasy gorge. (Yay!)
But come on now, folks. You can’t do Halloween Monday through Thursday because there’s school the next day? Trick-or-treat is, like, two hours long, folks. Curfews have seen to that. The activity is not an all-nighter (unfortunately — I’d have been the kid still knocking on doors at midnight).
And you can’t do it on Sunday because “Halloween is a day for Christian worship”? Oh not really. That old saw again? I thought we’d put erroneous info on the Celts to rest by now.
What do you think? Would you be A-ok with your town moving your kids’ trick-or-treating day? Honestly, if that were to happen in my town, I’d deal — Oct. 31 is still Oct. 31, and I’d still go crazy with candle-lit jacks and the whole bit. But I’d feel a little nostalgic, in a sad way.