Are you too old to trick-or-treat?

October 31, 2014

Every year as the end of October rolls around, it is hard to come by a house that is not decorated in the scariest, ghoulish way possible for the upcoming holiday. Halloween. Originating in the pre-Christian Celtic culture over 2000 years ago, Halloween has become one of the largest holidays of the year. Originally this was a day to honor the dead, but in todays society it has changed into something much different. The candy is the only motivation most kids and some adults need to run door to door dressed in their scariest costumes.

The tradition of Trick or Treating began in the ninth century where poor people would visit the houses of wealthier families and receive pastries (called soul cakes) in exchange for a promise that they would pray for the souls of their dead relatives.

Nowadays this has evolved into a much different practice that children everywhere have grown to love. Trick or Treating. Because of this, Halloween has developed into one of the largest holidays of the year. And because of this popularity, the age old question still stands.
“Am I too old to go Trick or Treating?”


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