Trick/treat?

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Tuesday 1 November 2005 12.22am
A little perturbed by the sheer number of sole tinytots chapping on my door tonight but particularly so at the sight of a family posse consisting of half a dozen nippers ranging c.2-14 accompanied by Ruby-Wax-alike chain-smoking ma and big tall crack-wired looking da with baseball bat in left hand readying for action on Tyers Estate. No, we didn't answer the door, but curious to know if anyone else did and outcome.
Tuesday 1 November 2005 7.18am
My husband's response is to give them apples. Presumably for some these maybe a unique experience. Though he was bemused last night by the reaction of some Arab looking boys. They said "God bless you". Whether Christian or Muslim, Halloween is hardly a religious festival.

Kids round our way often go out without adults. One of the problems with the football in Archbishops Park has been that kids would bring their three or four year old brother, who then had to be accepted on the scheme because there was no place for him to go. On the other hand some kids are not allowed to go to the end of the road wihtout being escorted. Its difficult to work out where the balance lies.

The baseball bat sounds scarey. Is it part of the trick?





Tuesday 1 November 2005 10.19am
I hope it wasn't the treat!
Tuesday 1 November 2005 9.33pm
Sarah2, Halloween was in fact linked to religious celebration: the eve of Hallows, or All Saints Day.
Wednesday 2 November 2005 12.40pm
kmitchell Wrote:
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> Sarah2, Halloween was in fact linked to religious
> celebration: the eve of Hallows, or All Saints
> Day.

But please do not try to suggest that the current "celebration" of Hallowe'en is anything religious!

It is at best a shallow commercialisation to extract maximum profit from children via their poor parents, and at worst a demonstration of some fairly evil beliefs under the guise of "a bit of fun".


Wednesday 2 November 2005 4.49pm
halloween?
isnt that some american clap trap?
it seems it grows every year...................it will be starting in july soon-oh no thats christmas isnt it?
can anyone explain why fireworks are on sale in august?when bonfire night is one single night in november?

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