When To Celebrate Halloween? - And Response (3)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Traditionally in this area when Halloween falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the Saturday preceding.

I never really know though for sure if it will work this way.

Does anyone know who makes this decision?

Joyce Hague

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When Halloween falls on a Wednesday do we celebrate it on Saturday? No. Just because something falls on a Sunday doesn't mean we should go messing around with when a holiday is set. These things are given dates for a reason, and that reason is when they are to be celebrated.

Are we going to celebrate Christmas on a different day if it falls on Sunday? I highly doubt it. Celebrate Halloween when we are supposed to - the 31st.

Paul Smith
Chattanooga

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In the true spirit of Halloween, let's not bicker over when to celebrate the hallowed holiday. Doesn't the spirit of Halloween live within us year 'round?

I asked my children, and they decisively resounded that they will fetch candy both nights. Taking advantage of the community's confusion, my children will double up on their candy haul.

This is probably something our local commissioners and council people should weign in on. I mean, what if children come to my door both nights? In this time of recession, how can I afford to buy twice the candy? Or maybe if the children split up fairly evenly, it won't actually cost me any more. If there's an actuary out there who can help me know how to prepare my candy distribution, I would appreciate it.

Rob Smith
robsmith501960@yahoo.com

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n response to Mr. Smith's statement that we do not change Christmas when it falls on a Sunday, may I point out that they change Columbus Day to a Monday, Memorial Day is changed to a Monday, Washington and Lincoln's birthdays were actually combined and changed to a Monday, so the argument that we shouldn't change a holiday is not really valid.

I think what irritates me is that the city council wouldn't make a decision one way or the other. In the past, a Sunday Halloween was celebrated on Saturday by recommendation of the council. That helps people to plan which night to expect trick-or-treaters instead of leaving it up to everyone to choose, which causes confusion for everyone.

Most people can't afford to give out candy two nights, but they don't want to appear stingy by only giving candy on one night. I really wouldn't care which night was designated as trick-or-treat night, but I think the city council should have made a decision, as many of our nearby cities did. Just to make things a little more organized.

Nadene Sloan
Hixson, Tn.


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