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Trick or treaters? 20:39 - Oct 31 with 949 viewsPippin1970

Did you get many at the door. Loads tonight , nice to see it back to normal.
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Trick or treaters? on 20:42 - Oct 31 with 943 viewsfactual_blue

'Normal'? Are you a yank



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Trick or treaters? on 20:47 - Oct 31 with 906 viewsFtnfwest

None of that malarkey around here
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Trick or treaters? on 20:50 - Oct 31 with 901 viewsSwansea_Blue

Trick or treaters? on 20:42 - Oct 31 by factual_blue

'Normal'? Are you a yank




It's great in America. Far less sinister, fewer people shoving dog crap through your letterbox and rather marvelous family entertainment. Of course we have to corrupt it, but that's more to do with our nation's insecurities and shortcomings than the event itself.

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Trick or treaters? on 20:56 - Oct 31 with 878 viewsdickie

Zero down Humber Doucy this eve, but the lack of pavements isn't exactly child friendly (we've never had any come a-knocking on all hallows)
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Trick or treaters? on 21:36 - Oct 31 with 804 viewsGuthrum

None, but then it's blowing a gale and steaming down with rain here.

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Trick or treaters? on 21:42 - Oct 31 with 792 viewsGlasgowBlue

No. Very slow tonight. Loads of sweets left over.

Before the pandemic it was a big deal up here. Not seen many lanterns or decorations.

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Trick or treaters? on 22:17 - Oct 31 with 742 viewsBurns7

Trick or treaters? on 20:50 - Oct 31 by Swansea_Blue

It's great in America. Far less sinister, fewer people shoving dog crap through your letterbox and rather marvelous family entertainment. Of course we have to corrupt it, but that's more to do with our nation's insecurities and shortcomings than the event itself.


They have people putting razors in fruit… among other horrific events… isn’t that worse than dogsh1t?
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Trick or treaters? on 22:31 - Oct 31 with 713 viewsBlueBadger

We've had none. This means I've got a ton of sweets to eat.


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Trick or treaters? on 22:38 - Oct 31 with 704 viewsIllinoisblue

Trick or treaters? on 20:50 - Oct 31 by Swansea_Blue

It's great in America. Far less sinister, fewer people shoving dog crap through your letterbox and rather marvelous family entertainment. Of course we have to corrupt it, but that's more to do with our nation's insecurities and shortcomings than the event itself.


Happily, over here it’s become more Liquor Treat with adults drinking in the streets as the kids go get candy. Fun stuff. And lots of adults take it very seriously with ridiculous costumes and displays

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Trick or treaters? on 23:16 - Oct 31 with 642 viewsBluedicea

It's the original festival of the dead. That was adopted in the Americas from the Catholics that emigrated there.
It's a 3 day festival feast. All Hallows Tide, comprised of all Hallows eve, all Hallows day and all souls day. The idea was to remember and honour those who had recently departed.

It was a re packaged event of Lemuria, the Roman day of the dead, which was celebrated on the 13th of May (one of a few reasons 13 is considered to be unlucky) but was moved to the 3 days over the 1st of November by the north Christian Celts and Franks in the early 800's AD.
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Trick or treaters? on 06:04 - Nov 1 with 556 viewsChondzoresk

Didn’t hear or see anything. But I was in the west wing of my property yesterday evening.
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Trick or treaters? on 18:38 - Nov 1 with 387 viewsTractorFrog

I may be in the minority here, but personally I cannot stand trick or treaters.
Where I live is right in the middle of a lot of houses on the edge of a town, and is a hotspot for trick or treaters. So there are always hundreds of children around on Halloween. The normal scenario is that they all bang on the door in an ungrateful, impatient way, then then stick their hands in the box of sweets and take a handful without even considering that maybe they are only supposed to take one and leave the rest for other people. Then they march off without even saying thank you. There are only so many children you can tell off for rudeness on an event like this, but when they don't even say 'trick or treat,' they just go straight for the sweets, it really gets on my nerves. Of course, there are lots of children who knock on the door politely, say 'trick or treat', take one sweet and then say thank you like civilised human beings, but there are enough that ruin it for me to justify not putting a pumpkin out, turning all the lights off and ignoring anyone who comes to the door between six and seven this year. Does anybody else feel the same way, or am I just the Scrooge of Halloween?
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Trick or treaters? on 18:46 - Nov 1 with 370 viewsArnoldMoorhen

Trick or treaters? on 18:38 - Nov 1 by TractorFrog

I may be in the minority here, but personally I cannot stand trick or treaters.
Where I live is right in the middle of a lot of houses on the edge of a town, and is a hotspot for trick or treaters. So there are always hundreds of children around on Halloween. The normal scenario is that they all bang on the door in an ungrateful, impatient way, then then stick their hands in the box of sweets and take a handful without even considering that maybe they are only supposed to take one and leave the rest for other people. Then they march off without even saying thank you. There are only so many children you can tell off for rudeness on an event like this, but when they don't even say 'trick or treat,' they just go straight for the sweets, it really gets on my nerves. Of course, there are lots of children who knock on the door politely, say 'trick or treat', take one sweet and then say thank you like civilised human beings, but there are enough that ruin it for me to justify not putting a pumpkin out, turning all the lights off and ignoring anyone who comes to the door between six and seven this year. Does anybody else feel the same way, or am I just the Scrooge of Halloween?
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I hate it. It totally undermines most rules of safeguarding children, and directly flouts such basic instructions as "Don't take sweets from strangers."

And it can be upsetting for vulnerable elderly people living alone.

Bah Humbug. I'll join you as Scrooge and tell the ghost of Halloween Present to fck off if he calls on me next year!
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Trick or treaters? on 19:42 - Nov 1 with 336 viewsBlueForYou

Well its moved on rapidly downhill where I live. My wife doesnt like the trick or treat, so I put a polite notice on the door & left sweets scattered along our pathway. Those were gratefully accepted by family groups as I was watching. However, not far away there are reports of an adult woman being driven around & stealing buckets & buckets of sweets meant for kids & families. She was caught on a doorbell camera, the car was silver but no one got the reg number. I hope the video goes viral & the thief is caught & publically shamed. What an absolute scumbag!
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Trick or treaters? on 20:56 - Nov 1 with 283 viewsSwansea_Blue

Trick or treaters? on 22:17 - Oct 31 by Burns7

They have people putting razors in fruit… among other horrific events… isn’t that worse than dogsh1t?


You’d have to experience it to understand

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Trick or treaters? on 20:56 - Nov 1 with 283 viewsArnoldMoorhen

Trick or treaters? on 19:42 - Nov 1 by BlueForYou

Well its moved on rapidly downhill where I live. My wife doesnt like the trick or treat, so I put a polite notice on the door & left sweets scattered along our pathway. Those were gratefully accepted by family groups as I was watching. However, not far away there are reports of an adult woman being driven around & stealing buckets & buckets of sweets meant for kids & families. She was caught on a doorbell camera, the car was silver but no one got the reg number. I hope the video goes viral & the thief is caught & publically shamed. What an absolute scumbag!


They need to print out the photos from the doorbell cameras and put them up at all diabetes clinics in a 20 mile radius, because that's where she's likely to be this week!
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Trick or treaters? on 20:59 - Nov 1 with 281 viewsSwansea_Blue

Trick or treaters? on 22:38 - Oct 31 by Illinoisblue

Happily, over here it’s become more Liquor Treat with adults drinking in the streets as the kids go get candy. Fun stuff. And lots of adults take it very seriously with ridiculous costumes and displays


The costumes are great. I like it. Everyone puts in a big effort, loads of people on the streets, anything goes and then you get to all have a party afterwards. It’s chalk and cheese compared to what we do in the UK isn’t it.

Back here we don’t bother.

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Trick or treaters? on 21:05 - Nov 1 with 276 viewsGlasgowBlue

Trick or treaters? on 18:38 - Nov 1 by TractorFrog

I may be in the minority here, but personally I cannot stand trick or treaters.
Where I live is right in the middle of a lot of houses on the edge of a town, and is a hotspot for trick or treaters. So there are always hundreds of children around on Halloween. The normal scenario is that they all bang on the door in an ungrateful, impatient way, then then stick their hands in the box of sweets and take a handful without even considering that maybe they are only supposed to take one and leave the rest for other people. Then they march off without even saying thank you. There are only so many children you can tell off for rudeness on an event like this, but when they don't even say 'trick or treat,' they just go straight for the sweets, it really gets on my nerves. Of course, there are lots of children who knock on the door politely, say 'trick or treat', take one sweet and then say thank you like civilised human beings, but there are enough that ruin it for me to justify not putting a pumpkin out, turning all the lights off and ignoring anyone who comes to the door between six and seven this year. Does anybody else feel the same way, or am I just the Scrooge of Halloween?
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Bag the sweets up and hand them out rather than let them grab as many as they want.

Around here, the kids will only knock on doors which have pumpkins or decoration sup.

I've never had rude kids and they have always been polite and told a joke or whatever to get there sweets.

It's been a big thing for us for the past twenty years with all of my kids. Now my youngest is 14 she's lost interest. But it was a shame not to get many knocks last night. I'm living off Haribos, Wotsits and monkey nuts for the next few days.

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