Yes, trick or treat time is rapidly approaching. The kids get excited and many adults do, too. Halloween is on a Sunday this year. I have been being bombarded with many radio announcements stating that many surrounding cities in my area in Georgia are requesting that parents observe Saturday, October 30, 2010 as the designated trick or treating night. I was curious about how kids and their parents felt about this. That inspired this article.
Normally, Halloween night is the night for trick or treating. Since this Halloween falls on a Sunday, I suspect many parents are concerned about their kids trick or treating on a school night. Also, Sunday is a day and night for church services for many and a night of trick or treating or a Halloween activity, party or festival will interfere with some church worship duties and services. That is a logical and important concern. Then, you have those who do not like celebrating Halloween on a Sunday, due to religion and faith issues.
Now, this all leads to a very interesting Halloween holiday weekend this year. Two Halloweens. Yes, many are going to observe Halloween on Saturday night, October 30, 2010. Still, some will decide to observe Halloween on the traditional date. Halloween is on Sunday, October 31, 2010 and this can cause double trick or treating nights. You may receive trick or treaters on either night or both nights. Maybe we better double up on the candy this year. Just a thought.
For those folks with kids and grandchildren participating in this year’s trick or treating, a choice must be made. A late night of trick or treating on Sunday night will produce a sleepy kid on that following Monday morning. I actually like the idea of making Saturday night the official trick or treat night. Seems to make sense but, what if others aren’t aware of this change? That could lead to a disappointing candy haul for some kids and that is no fair. Many folks may be participating in other events on a Saturday night. Still, many will also be attending church on Sunday night. Ah, choices.
Do you agree with the Saturday night trick or treating or prefer the tradition being kept and trick or treating on Halloween? I am glad my local radio stations are getting the message out about Saturday night trick or treating. Hopefully, many will be aware of this change and be prepared to treat the trick or treaters with treats. And, by passing this information along, we will get the word out, especially for those who do not have kids and might not know that trick or treaters will be visiting on Saturday night this year.
No matter what night your kids go trick or treating, enjoy, be safe and check that candy. Always. Have a happy Halloween. A full weekend Halloween holiday is in store. More is usually better and in this case, the kids win! Americus Georgia has asked their community to observe Halloween trick or treating on Saturday, October 30, 2010. The word is out and nice job, WDEC Mix 94.7 FM. They are all and more that a rock radio station should be. Kudos.