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it'll be on Saturday, the only time I've seen it moved off the 31st is when it's on a Sunday here in Utah
And quite rightly so.It became a big issue here in Lexington ky area a few years ago. If I remember correctly they moved it from a Sunday for religious reasons, then one year some group that celebrated the Sabbath on saturday complained then University of Kentucky got involved because they had a ball game schedueled for the night they wanted to move trick or treat to. Finally decree came down Halloween/Trick or Treat is Oct 31st no matter what.
But if you leave it on a Sunday, you don't get many ToTs. I'd rather have the ToTs. Heck, I'm get off work today because the 4th of July is on a Saturday, so I can't really complain about slipping Halloween a day....especially to get more ToTs.And quite rightly so.
As halloween is essentially a pagan festival, those devout followers of other religious denominations probably do not participate in it's festivities anyway.
They're the ones behind closed curtains with a "No Trick or Treat"" sign on the door.
Christmas day would not be moved because it fell on the Jewish sabbath of Saturday, or the Muslim holy day of Friday.
Whilst I advocate respect and tolerance for all creeds and beliefs, I feel that to treat the ancient festival of Halloween as something trivial, that can simply be brushed aside or altered to avoid upsetting certain peoples sensibilities is quite simply, wrong.
*falls off soapbox*
I suppose if you look at it that way, (As in more TOT's) then I can see how it could work to our advantage as haunters, after all Halloween for most of us is about having fun.But if you leave it on a Sunday, you don't get many ToTs. I'd rather have the ToTs. Heck, I'm get off work today because the 4th of July is on a Saturday, so I can't really complain about slipping Halloween a day....especially to get more ToTs.
Of course, they don't celebrate the 4th of July inEngland like we do here
Deadna.Read last years threads on the big day and you'll see nearly everyone was disappointed on the low turnout,especially for a friday.
UK has football??!!! Here I thought that all you guys did was ride horses and hit balls with hammers and watch Harry Potter all day!!!...Too bad you guys don't celebrate the 4th...You miss out on barbeque,games and later when it get's dark, watching your favorite uncle/inlaw/cousin/etc... try not to blow himself up after much drinking throughout the day....ZRWe see no reason to celebrate the fact that you kicked us out before we could teach you to play football properly...
Sorry for taking your ToT'ers.....That was strange..I was anticipating a big turnout last year, being a Friday and with the weather being so kind to us for the time of year, But my numbers were significantly down. Haven't been able to work out why, but it seems it was a general thing and not just here in the UK.
Ah yes.....Ah! We get our chance to do stupid things with high explosives on November 5th.
My neighborhood had all but stopped ToTing many years ago. A mall in the area started a Halloween thing and most parents took their kids there. When I started working at a local park we moved everything including the haunt there and it is the most popular time at the park. We set up in the campground for two weeks. Doing activities during the day and hauntings at night.But if you leave it on a Sunday, you don't get many ToTs. I'd rather have the ToTs. Heck, I'm get off work today because the 4th of July is on a Saturday, so I can't really complain about slipping Halloween a day....especially to get more ToTs.