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Trick-or-Treat on Saturday or Sunday?

Saturday offers convenience, Sunday stands as holiday



    Trick-or-Treat on Saturday or Sunday?
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: A pumpkin is seem out front a home as children trick or treat though streets on Halloween Day on October 31, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Halloween, also known as Hallowe'en and shortened from its original form of All Hallows' Even, is internationally celebrated on October 31 and originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration recognising the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

    This seems to be an annual question whenever Halloween falls on a day some people deem inconvenient for trick-or-treating, like this year when the holiday takes place on a Sunday.

    Should kids go out in costume the actual evening of Halloween or perhaps on a Friday or Saturday? An NBCDFW reader-watcher e-mailed the station asking that very question after the city of Frisco couldn’t provide a definitive answer because, ya know, amending the Gregorian calendar does not fall under the municipal charter.

    A nice lady in Frisco’s public information office, who asked that her name not be used to protect the innocent, suggested asking the neighborhood home owners association or perhaps the local church, which would seem rather ironic because Halloween tracks back to the pagan era, right?

    Apparently some communities up North designate trick-or-treat times. This is the South, though, and we don’t cotton to messing with the holidays, y’all.

    Here’s an idea, though — Halloween is Oct. 31; that’s when you should take the kids out trick-or-treating because trick-or-treating is part of the Halloween tradition. They just go together.

    See, simple.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Whichever evening it is he’s keeping his porch light turned off.