Here in our little corner of the world our town announced that Halloween would be celebrated on Saturday and that Trick or Treating was to take place from 5-8.
When I read these rules I felt split, in some ways I really liked the idea of having a set day and time, but at the same time it felt a bit over bearing. Where I grew up, there was no set time for trick or treating. The tradition of handing out candy started sometime around sunset and when you were tired you went home and turned off your porch light.
My parents would get trick or treaters soon after school got out and some late starters would still be showing up after 10pm for a treat. I mean if your porch light was on, it was game on. But as a parent with a child who likes a structured bedtime, I can appreciate the organization that this town we moved to goes with. I’ve also been reading on my hometown’s Facebook page the confusing posts of who’s passing out candy on Saturday or Sunday this year.
I guess ideally a town should pick a specific day so kids don’t have to walk as far to fill their bags? But I still don’t know how I feel about the strict time frame.
What did your town do this year? Does your family do trick or treating? I’m curious, is Halloween even celebrated in your country? Let me know below 🎃