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On Wed 14 Oct at 10:40pm David2 wrote:
I am surprised not to have heard any Covid guidance about Halloween, either from our council or nationally. Have I missed it? Does anyone know if trick or treating is going to be allowed
On Thu 15 Oct at 9:06am The Old Mayor wrote:
How old are you David ? And what do you think ? Ask Mummy and Daddy.
On Thu 15 Oct at 10:36am David2 wrote:
I am 62 - so Halloween might be a good day to try and contact my parents for an opinion!
I assume it would be risky to have people trick or treating, but I have heard no guidance - which surprises me.
On Fri 16 Oct at 4:16pm Formerly AC-T wrote:
I'd ask my parents, but it's a bit tricky holding a seance with the current restrictions on indoor gatherings.
On Sat 17 Oct at 3:20pm dave wrote:
Do you seriously need guidance?!
If you donít want kids coming round donít put a pumpkin out.
On Sat 17 Oct at 3:24pm David2 wrote:
I am not bothered either way, I am just surprised I haven't seen discussion in the press or on the radio - in a normal year there is usually more than this.
It will end in tiers, as they say.
On Sat 17 Oct at 5:25pm Local99 wrote:
Stick a note on your front gate saying you have Covid in the house.
Should do the trick.
On Sun 18 Oct at 7:53pm Dreamer wrote:
Sticking only partially with the topic and asking as someone who didn't grow up here: Is Halloween the way it is now "celebrated" (trick or treating, dressing up, etc.) something newish or rooted in tradition here?
I appreciate that at its deepest root it's a gaelic/celtic holiday (Samhain?) but that of course differs from All Hallows Eve and Halloween as it is seen today.
I know in the USA it has been like this for decades and decades and some central European countries adopted it over the past 15 or so years. And here?
On Mon 19 Oct at 8:37am Nevillman wrote:
I can't speak for everyone's experience dreamer but Halloween has certainly increased in significance in my lifetime. Dressing up and trick or treating never happened when I was young but my children were doing it 25 years ago and it has increased since. I always assumed that young people heard about it from American TV programmes and decided it was fun and it caught on. No idea when it first came here. It's always seemed like one of the nicer cultural imports to me.
On Mon 19 Oct at 11:55am Dreamer wrote:
Thanks Nevillman!
And I agree: it is one of the nicer imports. I actually prefer how it is practiced here, over what I know from the US. Not so forced and over the top.

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