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Old 09-24-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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I know it's a bit early but I am trying to plan out the end of the month.
We are new to our neighborhood this year and there seems to be alot of kids.

I noticed that Halloween (the 31st) falls on saturday? I've lived some places where the trick or treating is not on the 31st but on a different day all together.

I'm wondering if anyone knows the exact day trick or treating will occur in Charlotte this year?

Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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It's always been on Halloween as long as I've lived here (4 years). If you have lots of kids in your neighborhood plan on buying a lot of candy, I spent nearly $100 last year and almost ran out. If I didn't answer the door quick enough a few kids just opened the door and called for me too! LOL!
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Here they trick or treat on halloween regardless the day of the week.

However the "commercialized" trick or treating, ie malls, festivals etc usually schedule that on the weekend day.

This year I am not sure yet how it will all work. Charlotte,com has a great holiday events in the zevents section. I imagine it will start publishing it soon.

On a side note, I am a fan of those concert at the fountains at the outdoor malls they have here. Providence of Commons did away with theirs this month and said they aren't doing any Halloween events either.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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I'm a native of 37 years and that's one question I keep hearing over and over again. In Charlotte we celebrate the day it is. I guess it confuses me why people would do it any other way and how would that even get communicated to do it any other way?
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Where I grew up it was always done on the Saturday before or after Halloween (can't remember which). We were only allowed to do it during the day. Not sure exactly why, but it did allow us to have a town Halloween parade which made it easier to hit the uptown places for candy. After the parade you would immediately go to the Moose, VFW & American Legion for a bunch of candy and then you would hit the houses smelling like stale perfume, cigarettes & booze. Those smells seem to seep into your clothes.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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In St. Louis, where I grew up, it was always done on Halloween, regardless of the day of the week (or weather). My wife stayed up with her mother in PA, which she moved to somewhat recently, and in her town all of the trick or treating is done on the 30th. It's done on the 30th, regardless of the day of the week or weather, which makes no sense to me. I can understand some places making it the Saturday before or after or something like that, out of convenience to the parents. Making it a day off for no apparent reason baffles me.

I'm glad that it's done on the holiday here. It just seems weird to do it any other time.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Los Angeles area, where i grew up, did it on the day of Halloween.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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this sounds crazy saying it, but in NY the kids would come home from school and go out in the daytime. This is a no no in our new neighborhood, only at night. Who knew? no one told us.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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this sounds crazy saying it, but in NY the kids would come home from school and go out in the daytime. This is a no no in our new neighborhood, only at night. Who knew? no one told us.
That's true. Different parts of the country have different traditions on halloween.

When I grew up, we got home from school, rushed to put on our costumes and combed the neighborhood. Usually the younger you were, the earlier you had to come in.....that was it...

Here, many people hang out together and make a party out of it in their own driveway...that was strange to me at first, but you adapt.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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I am counting down the days and working on all my Halloween projects. I hope Halloween is big this year due to it falling on a Saturday. Can't wait!
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