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Old 10-26-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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I for one would prefer to have it on Saturday. Especially for the religious aspect of having it on Sunday evening, it also allows the little goblins to stay up later and enjoy the candy. If they go to church on Sunday morning, they still don't have to get up as early as they would on Monday for school.
The day of Halloween falls on more weekdays than weekends and the kids/parents handle it just fine on a weekday with school the next day. I don't get it. When I was a kid Halloween was on the 31st period.

If you show up at my door on Saturday it will not open. Sunday, maybe it will. Let's see, lights and electricity over candy for the kiddies?
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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The day of Halloween falls on more weekdays than weekends and the kids/parents handle it just fine on a weekday with school the next day. I don't get it. When I was a kid Halloween was on the 31st period.

If you show up at my door on Saturday it will not open. Sunday, maybe it will. Let's see, lights and electricity over candy for the kiddies?
i dont think the opposition to having it on Sunday has ever been related to it being a school night but rather religious reasons, which i find equally ridiculous.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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I just want to be prepared...
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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so what is official night? i have heard sat and sun? can anyone list neighborhoods for saturday
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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We have lived here (Spartanburg area) since the late 80's and there seems to be very little door to door trick or treating anymore. Most parents take their children to a church Fall Festival, the Mall, Boo In The Zoo or other organized, safe, fun events. Many churches have Halloween alternatives for those who don't like the Halloween theme and what is associated with it, but want the children to have a safe place to play games, and get candy and prizes. We are never home on Halloween because my husband is a children's pastor and has organized these events for over 25 years.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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We live in Simpsonville and our neighborhood is trick or treating on Sunday--as it should be!
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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I am in Easley, but grew up in Greenville. As well as I remember, we always did trick-or-treating on Saturday if it falls on Sunday. The last time it fell on Sunday, all the kids in our area (including mine) were out on Saturday, but we did get one or two houses who were surprised to see all the kids out on Saturday instead of Sunday. Most people seemed to expect it on Saturday though.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I found this video on WYFF's site. It's not really an answer, but it basically says that the day we trick or treat really depends on the neighborhood you are in. The countries are leaving it up to individuals. It says that many neighborhoods are getting together to make a decision as to what day to celebrate.

Trick or Treating: Saturday Or Sunday? - Video - WYFF Greenville (http://www.wyff4.com/video/25573191/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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The whole thing is rediculous if you ask me. Halloween is on October 31st. Not the closest Saturday/Sunday. The next thing you know, we'll be moving Veterans Day because the politically correct (insert vulgar name)'s that have moved down to this area think that it is an inconvenience.

My kids will be out on the 31st. Afterall, it IS Halloween night. Let the right and left wing extremeists have their weekends. We'll be waking you up on Wednesday.........
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