Post # 1
Yesterday, the Mayor of our fine city announced Halloween would be postponed until Friday, Nov. 1st, b/c the threat of a rain storm. Part of the stmt: “Although we do not regulate official trick or treat hours, children should go out Friday night, not on Halloween.”
Has any one ever heard of this? I mean, geeze–it’s just a little rain?
So here I sit with bowls & bowls of candy b/c we always have a lot of kids. Only one has come.
And of course, as weather predictions go, it is not raining. It is a beautiful evening -mid 60’s with a slight breeze.
Post # 3
@wabanzi: Never here. We’ve had some bad weather – freezing rain, windy with snow. Kids just do fewer houses or go to the mall when it’s like that.
Post # 4
@wabanzi: Halloween was postponed last year because of Hurricane Sandy – lots of people were still without power and the roads weren’t completely cleared. But that’s the only time I remember anything interfering with Halloween.
Post # 5
In my state very few towns actually have trick or treating on halloween. I didn’t grow up here so I find it really strange. There are set hours and it’s on a set day. The town I live in now has it tonight but where I work and the next town over both had it last night. If it rains or snows like it did a few years ago they reschedule it.
Post # 6
They SHOULD have postponed Halloween here two years ago. It sleeted and sort of snowed the whole night. The roads were really slick and a 13 year old was hit by a car and died. It was AWFUL!!!! (Though…the kid had no business being where he was — in the middle of the road across from the high school. Where was he going? Trick or treating at the high school?)
Post # 7
HA! We live in Seattle, nothing is ever postponed for rain. Especially holidays!
Post # 8
Yup. We had rain dates in my neighborhood when I was growing up.
Post # 9
@wabanzi: Happened here the past few years, but that’s because we had monster storms hit us around Halloween two years in a row. Last year, Halloween was cancelled completely in my hometown because there were so many power lines down.
Post # 10
Nothing gets postponed here in England for rain. I mean we’d never leave our houses if it did! We had the very finest night drumming at Voodoo Fest too and little ‘uns were definitely trick or treating despite the fact it had rained all day.
Post # 11
My school district used to either postpone it or have it early depending on when a Friday fell, so if Halloween was on a Monday, then we would go Trick or Treating on Friday, October 28th. Trick or Treat is always from 6-8PM here, so I guess 8PM is too late for kids to be out on a school night!
Tonight Trick or Treat wasn’t cancelled. It drizzled a little, but overall it was a clear night here. Just because your mayor postponed it, it’ll rain tomorrow now.
Post # 12
We have Halloween “postponed” when it falls on a Sunday. Yes, I do live in the “bible belt”.
Post # 13
I think I’m an old grump, but I used to go out in the snow, in the cold, etc.
A hurricane, I understand.
It drizzled today, and stopped by 3pm.
Post # 14
Maybe it’s just a canadian thing but I remember picking costumes that could fit over a winter jacket or snow suit. Postponing Halloween is a totally foreign concept to me.. As far as I can remember, if something happens that’s bars everyone for trick or treating then oh well. Everyone just divides up their own handouts amongst their kids and we wait until next year 😉
Post # 15
I figured they would have postponed it here today. Its been storming all day. I didnt see a single kid out.
Post # 16
WEIRD! I live in Alberta Canada it’s almost always snowing and freezing cold on Halloween.. infact I remember growing up our halloween costumes were picked based on what would look best on top of a snowsuit.