Maile

Killeen, TX

#43 Oct 16, 2011
I think it matters were you are, were i live we are celebrating it on the 31st. The kids get of early and the trick or treating starts at five.
Kimbirley

Brooklyn, NY

#44 Oct 16, 2011
dff wrote:
<quoted text>
Halloween is on the 31st and should STAY on the 31st! You don't see Jews demanded you Christian to moving Christmas to another day when Hanukkah(sp?) fall around the same time.
It's b.s. to complain my kids will be tired if they trick or treat on a school night. Only if you let them out all night long will you have problems. Plain ahead to WERE you go, what time to start and what time to stop. 7:00 to 8:00 is more then enough time it let kids collect some candy yet get them home at reasonably time to take a bath/shower, finish whatever homework they have before going to bed.
Halloween is the only thing they always change. And they do it for WORKING families .. Last year trickortreating was on the 29th. No one gives a crap what day it's chosen to be celebrated . As long as it is. It's not Christmas were everyone is let off work. Do you get it ? Some people work 9 hour shift and have only weekends . Halloween isnt really that important to even have a day off who gives if it's celebrated on the actual day! it's about the kids.
Holly

Paducah, KY

#45 Oct 17, 2011
That is so retarded if they dont trick or treat on Halloween. I mean seriously, when I was a kid, we trick or treated ON HALLOWEEN!!! Times have changed and I understand about some communities switching days when its on Sunday.(even that is stupid) Halloween is the 31st, celebrate it that day and if you dont like the day that its on, dont celebrate it!
Momof3

Saratoga Springs, NY

#46 Oct 17, 2011
I'm kinda surprised this is even being asked. Does anyone celebrate New Years a few days ahead of time because it falls on a weekday, or celebrate Christmas on the 22nd because it's more convenient??? Halloween is just that, Halloween = Oct. 31st. Growing up it never changed, so why would anyone change it now - because of work schedules?? Plan on getting off work an hour earlier, eat dinner earlier (order pizza to save cooking time) and most teachers do NOT give homework on Halloween night anyways. Just enjoy time w/ your family & kids!
webo

Huntsville, AL

#47 Oct 17, 2011
ashley wrote:
Your all crazy
You are all crazy. Or You're all crazy.
Just a little grammar help to the almighty Grammar Goddess.
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#48 Oct 17, 2011
Momof3 wrote:
I'm kinda surprised this is even being asked. Does anyone celebrate New Years a few days ahead of time because it falls on a weekday, or celebrate Christmas on the 22nd because it's more convenient??? Halloween is just that, Halloween = Oct. 31st. Growing up it never changed, so why would anyone change it now - because of work schedules?? Plan on getting off work an hour earlier, eat dinner earlier (order pizza to save cooking time) and most teachers do NOT give homework on Halloween night anyways. Just enjoy time w/ your family & kids!
There is never any school on Christmas day or New Years Day, so that's not a valid analogy. I prefer 10/31 personally, but I'm glad a decision is made as to the "official" night. That's the one night you can expect families to be out trick-or-treating and you can expect several young visitors at your door if you are so inclined to turn your porch light on. You are free to take your kids trick-or-treating any other night and only hand out treats on a different night. You can also have a Halloween Party any night you wish. I just like knowing which night will likely be the busiest and I'm glad it's the 31st this year in Benton.
areial

Millington, TN

#49 Oct 17, 2011
Trick or Treat'n is on the 29th for Benton!!!!
Karen

Saint Paul, MN

#50 Oct 18, 2011
dff wrote:
<quoted text>
Halloween is on the 31st and should STAY on the 31st! You don't see Jews demanded you Christian to moving Christmas to another day when Hanukkah(sp?) fall around the same time.
It's b.s. to complain my kids will be tired if they trick or treat on a school night. Only if you let them out all night long will you have problems. Plain ahead to WERE you go, what time to start and what time to stop. 7:00 to 8:00 is more then enough time it let kids collect some candy yet get them home at reasonably time to take a bath/shower, finish whatever homework they have before going to bed.
Dude. What's your deal? It's a reasonable question whatever your opinion is on it. Some kids go to bed way earlier then what you would consider reasonable. So what. Your kids may be tired or may not and it's your call. But don't try to make anyone else feel bad about theirs. Parenting 101.
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#51 Oct 18, 2011
areial wrote:
Trick or Treat'n is on the 29th for Benton!!!!
What do you base that on? I asked Benton Police Chief Watwood and he said it was the 31st this year. Do you have a more reliable source?
Katelin

Gautier, MS

#52 Oct 20, 2011
Susan wrote:
I hope it is on the 29th so its not on a school night! A Saturday night would be best!
Because it is because of the churches. You had a festival, but I am pretty sure no scary scary monsters were there, huh? The churches have a problem when Halloween falls on a Sunday, 1. Because you're supposed to keep the Sabbath holy, and 2. Halloween is not a Christian holiday. Or Catholic, whichever way you want to look at it. Not saying it's a bad thing, because I AM Christian, but it's the truth.
Who knows

Pontiac, IL

#54 Oct 20, 2011
????????
dontsaysomething mean

Mayfield, KY

#55 Oct 20, 2011
The City of Benton website says Halloween is the 31rst with a 10pm curfew.
halloween fun

Cadiz, KY

#56 Oct 20, 2011
new haunted house in lacenter ky apocalypse its real good and the cheepest around check them on facebook we went it was a blast loved the guy with crazy laugh
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#57 Oct 20, 2011
liz wrote:
How about this... take Your kids out on what ever day. I would think it will b Monday.. but it would not make any since to do it on a school night. People need to calm down on here with all the bad mouthing religions. Freedom of speech. And If you have no kids then no need to worry about it.
You are missing the point. Sure you can take your kids out on any night you want, but MY porch light and most other porch lights will ONLY be on for ONE night. I would hate to miss any of the neighborhood kids, but I'm not going to set aside more than one night for trick-or-treaters.

I wish it was always the 31st, but I'm happy to conform on this minor issue. I never had the notion that it was about religion as much as being a school night. I agree there is no reason to badmouth religion about when to celebrate Halloween. I am actually a bit surprised that the church hasn't tried to suppress this pagan holiday, or at least co-opt it like they did with combining Easter with spring fertility symbols (bunnies and eggs).

To me, insisting on having an evening church service if October 31 falls on a Sunday is not nearly as stupid as having evening service on Super Bowl Sunday!
Ray

Holiday, FL

#58 Oct 23, 2011
Monday it is !
Jamjam

Millington, TN

#59 Oct 23, 2011
Im so glad It was just officially announced by the city that trick or treating will be on the 29th!
sillysam

Millington, TN

#60 Oct 23, 2011
WTF! I cant believe that they are having halloween un benton on the 29th! the 31st is halloween it shouldnt b changed!
Lost

Hickory, KY

#61 Oct 23, 2011
I would like the website that says the dates please.
crazygurl08

Dallas, NC

#62 Oct 23, 2011
You are exactly right. People need to have some "COMMON SENSE" but they wouldn't know how to use it. Children will be excited wanting to see their candy, count it, watch a movie, play, & eat. People think about it. I don't have children, but I understand exactly what you are saying. Most people with children we know will be going out on Saturday.
justice

Chambersburg, PA

#63 Oct 24, 2011
I have to disagree the children r not going to settle and sleep they will want to stay up and play and think about there candy should b on a friday or sat. Just my opinion
dff wrote:
<quoted text>
Halloween is on the 31st and should STAY on the 31st! You don't see Jews demanded you Christian to moving Christmas to another day when Hanukkah(sp?) fall around the same time.
It's b.s. to complain my kids will be tired if they trick or treat on a school night. Only if you let them out all night long will you have problems. Plain ahead to WERE you go, what time to start and what time to stop. 7:00 to 8:00 is more then enough time it let kids collect some candy yet get them home at reasonably time to take a bath/shower, finish whatever homework they have before going to bed.

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