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Old 10-24-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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Just curious

It's Friday the 29th for our city - other area cities are also scheduled for the 28th, and 30th, but none on Halloween Day. I though maybe because there is school the next day (Nov. 1) but nope, the kids are off the 1st and 2nd.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Maryland - Howard County
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Schools are not closed in Howard County on November 1st - they are only closed on the 2nd for Election Day (because many of the voting locations are at the schools themselves). I would venture to say that there would be more activity on a Friday and Saturday for kids and for people giving candy out than on Sunday when many people have to work the next morning.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Maryland - Howard County
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Typically if Halloween were to fall on a weekday then trick or treating would be that very night. Sometimes you get a similar situation with July 4th fireworks, depending on which day it falls on.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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We have a similar setup in Harrisburg PA area where it's generally the Thursday before Oct 31. When I ask locals why they usually say "if it were Friday it would conflict with football" - but why it's even on a designated day is strange to me since where I grew up (central NY) there was none of this designated day business.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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I wouldn't say it's 'common not to have trick or treating on Halloween' Who says it's not. Just because fewer people may be doing it in a given area doesn't mean it's 'not common.' Blanket statements like the opening really jump to conclusions.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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It's strange...I always wondered where the people were coming from who move to NC and ask "when is Halloween?"

Ummm...it's on Halloween?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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I wouldn't say it's 'common not to have trick or treating on Halloween' Who says it's not. Just because fewer people may be doing it in a given area doesn't mean it's 'not common.' Blanket statements like the opening really jump to conclusions.
My paper posted about 6 cities and towns about 20 or so miles around, a couple in PA, one in VA and the rest in MD - all with days other then the 31st for Halloween. If it makes you feel better, I will rephrase my question - Why is it not uncommon for Halloween not to be on Halloween
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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So adults can have parties on the 31st. Sometimes Halloween events are tied into other events run by groups or businesses.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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We had trick or treat on ... halloween in Ellicott City, when it's supposed to be. I find it intrusive that cities tell citizens when to trick or treat when it should be on the 31st. C'mon liberterians, take up this cause!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I live in Baltimore County. I have never heard of anyone trick or treating any other day but the 31st in this area regardless of what day of the week it falls on. I had a ton of trick or treaters on the 31st. And if anyone had decided to come on any other day, I would have politely but firmly turned them away empty handed.
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