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And for the adults who want it moved so they can nurse their hangovers on Sunday...boo on you! (More impaired drivers is all we need.)

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I would prefer that they keep Halloween on Oct. 31.  In the last few years, I have enjoyed setting up the fire pit in my driveway and have a couple of neighbors over for adult cocktails/appetizers and white chicken chilli.  

 

I go to Sam's and buy a giant box of full size candy bars, the ones that have a variety for a reasonable price.  The kids think they have won the lottery.  This helps me be less of a curmudgeon as I age I suppose!  I just love using curmudgeon in a sentence, but try not to be one as I age!  Smiley LOL

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I don't believe in changing the date of Halloween!  It is dark early at that time of the year!  Trick-or-treating can and should all be over by about 8 or 8:30 so why can't it be on a school night!   Also, parents most certainly should go along with their children!Woman Wink

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@Witchy Woman wrote:

@sidsmom 

 

Late to the party seeing this....

 

October 31 will forever be my Halloween Birthday....!!


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Oh, now I get your screen name  @Witchy Woman!  fun!

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Re: 🎃👻Halloween Poll

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@Witchy Woman wrote:

@sidsmom 

 

Late to the party seeing this....

 

October 31 will forever be my Halloween Birthday....!!


Ahhhhhhh.....hence the nic!

 

I worked with a gal who’s birthday fell on 10/31.

My tradition was to make her a jack-o’-lantern cake for her every year.

2 bundt cakes put together, ice cream cone for the stem &

M&Ms/candy corn for the ‘face’.  So much frosting...fun making.🧡🎃

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@Witchy Woman wrote:

@sidsmom 

 

Late to the party seeing this....

 

October 31 will forever be my Halloween Birthday....!!


@Witchy Woman .. happy early birthday!!

 

Image result for halloween birthday cake

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@cherry wrote:

Relax everyone, they will never succeed in changing the church calendar. They can trick or treat any day they want. Halloween will always be Oct 31

 

This kind of thing is always devised by people who have no culture of their own ,so they think nothing of trying to destroy other peoples.

 

They won't succeed..


 

You've summed it all up beautifully, @cherry, with these words:

"This kind of thing is always devised by people who have no culture of their own ,so they think nothing of trying to destroy other peoples."

 

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changing the date of HALLOWEEN doesnt have to change the dates of when religious holidays are celebrated and observed. you can still call the three days ALL HALLOWS TIDE or use the names of each day.....all hallows eve, all saints day, all souls day, day of the dead, samhain, feast of st andrew, etc......

 

separate the commercial/party aspect of halloween and put it on the last saturday of the month. a time for celebrating candy, treats, tricks, parties, frankenstein, sexy nurse costumes, dracula, kids costumes, and whatever else HALLOWEEN has become OTHER than a religious holiday.

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@sunshine45 wrote:

changing the date of HALLOWEEN doesnt have to change the dates of when religious holidays are celebrated and observed. you can still call the three days ALL HALLOWS TIDE or use the names of each day.....all hallows eve, all saints day, all souls day, day of the dead, samhain, feast of st andrew, etc......

 

separate the commercial/party aspect of halloween and put it on the last saturday of the month. a time for celebrating candy, treats, tricks, parties, frankenstein, sexy nurse costumes, dracula, kids costumes, and whatever else HALLOWEEN has become OTHER than a religious holiday.


@sunshine45 

ITA...in my 59yrs of living, never once did I ever think of Halloween

as a religious celebration. And I think most would agree with me.

 

Nothing will happen...but it gets people thinking there might be a better

alternative for the safety & convenience of little kids everywhere.

Maybe changing the date to a weekend would recapture the

‘community’ & traditional feeling many are so desiring.

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I don't think of Halloween in religious terms, though I understand the connection. That said, the reality as I see it is that this huffing and puffing over the date isn't about 'community' or that old time feeling,.. It's motivated by retail and convenience factors. In recent years, Halloween has morphed from the fun but somewhat minor celebration it traditionally has been into something far bigger, and the best way to maximize the celebration, the time available, the decorations and the bucks spent on the celebration is to move it away from a work day, pure and simple. There's nothing to stop people from celebrating however they want whenever they want, but Halloween is October 31. Sometimes it works out with great weather on a weekend and sometimes it doesn't. That's the way it goes. 


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