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By Kristen Thompson Oct 12, Photo: iStockPhoto. The candles in our jack-o-lanterns had already flickered out by the time the knock came at the door.
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Lights illuminated our house, ten bags of candy brimmed a colossal bowl, and my husband donned a Doctor Who costume. We were ready for Halloween night in our new home. The doorbell rang.
It would not be Halloween without families dressing up and going door-to-door with their bags full of candy. To legally outlaw an entire generation is wrong, and it strips trick-or-treaters of traditions and holiday fun. Trick-or-treating is a tradition going all the way back to ancient Celtic tribes, according to the Smithsonianand has been an essential part of American culture for the past years.
I remember dressing up and heading out with friends or with my parents, seeing how much candy I could get in just a few short hours. It was always the best part of fall. But when I became a teenager, I knew it was time to stop collecting candy.
Real talk: When was the last time you went trick-or-treating? We were around 12 or so, but we distinctly remember plenty of our friends partaking in the witchy tradition well into their teenage years. Well, as it turns out, not a lot has changed since our childhood when it comes the tradition of trick-or-treating, but some parents are beginning to become more vocal about setting age limits on trick-or-treaters.
My kids turn 12 next month, and have basically been planning for Halloween and trick-or-treating since Labor Day. Which costume will allow for warm clothing depending on the weather, which friends to go out in a pack with, which route to take through our trick-or-treat-mania neighborhood and which house always hands out the full-size Hershey bars. So I was surprised by some news stories over the weekend that reported on some towns that are limiting trick-or-treaters after a certain age.
Some towns around the country have decided to impose strict age limits on the Halloween ritual with actual laws and ordinances. A bunch of towns in North Carolina cut kids off by 12 or Why the heck would a town even bother to criminalize a fun and harmless activity for people just entering their teenage years? Sign the petition : Tell the community of Chesapeake to ditch this ridiculous law.