When are you celebrating Halloween? With Halloween falling on a Sunday I’ve been told some communities are scheduling trick-or-treating for Saturday instead of Sunday. Honestly I had not even considered the possibility that kids wouldn’t trick-or-treat on Halloween proper, Sunday, October 31. Now I’m wondering?
In the past thirty years (I checked) Halloween has only fallen on a Sunday four times – in 2004, 1999, 1993, and 1982. Originally Halloween was for kids, but in the past few decades it seems to have become just as much of an adult celebration. As such, I can totally see someone throwing a party for adults on Saturday.
But why would you move kids’ trick-or-treating from Halloween night (in this case Sunday) to the night before? Is it so they aren’t up as late on a “school night”? Given the likelihood there will be more adult parties and thus more drinking and driving on Saturday, might that make Sunday a safer night for kiddos out on the roads?
And now for the interactive portion of this blog: Do you celebrate Halloween? Is it all about the kids or do you dress up and/or go to Halloween parties, too? When is your neighborhood celebrating Halloween this year, Saturday or Sunday? Do you take your kids to a church party or perhaps a mall instead of going door to door like most of us did when we were kids? Happy Halloween!