Too old to trick or treat

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How old is too old to trick or treat?
    8-10 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    10-12 : (14 votes)
    11 %
    13-14 : (45 votes)
    36 %
    15-16 : (29 votes)
    23 %
    17-18 : (18 votes)
    14 %
    18+ : (18 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Tigerlilybride:  13 or 14 is the oldest.  Why are Christians against Trick or Treating??

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    yes. imo 19 is way too old… unless you are supervising younger children

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @peachacid:  haha I never understood this.. considering Halloween is based on the festivities for the Eve of All Saint’s Day. Nothing devilish about trick-or-treating

    Post # 7
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    562 posts
    Busy bee

    As soon as you make it to highschool, it was generally understood you are too old to go in my community. So about 14 years old. Sometimes the high schoolers go, but it’s not really supported by most of the community since they tend to trick or treat so late at night, or sometimes try to scare the younger children who are out. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Tigerlilybride:  False. Although I’ve been reading up a lot on it lately and from what I’ve seen a lot of the protestant religions tried to associate it with paganism back in the day because they didn’t like that it was a Catholic tradition/Holiday

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    when you can start to drive yourself to the good neighbourhoods, you’re too old.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would say for normal Trick or Treating with going Door to Door… once you make the transition to High School / Grade 9.  So around 14 or 15, is a good cut off point.

    That isn’t to say that Hallowe’en cannot be enjoyed long past that…

    Be it either dressing up to give out candy as an adult… or going out and enjoying a Hallowe’en Party that is aimed at adults.

    PS… I don’t get the correlation between “strict Christian Parents” and Hallowe’en BTW

    READ THE UPDATE – Wow, talk about misinformed.

    That is about a ridiculous as saying an Eclipse of the Sun is God being angry with the world, so he’s taken the light of day away.

    I’m going to guess it was a guteral reaction to people not understanding Catholicism (not just pagan religions) and All Souls Day (November 2nd) was when one prayed for the dead… seriously nothing wrong with that, wouldn’t we all wish our dearly departed well in the after life.  Hallowe’en = All Hallowed Eve… which was just the day before All Saints Day.  All part of the Hallomas observances

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallowmas

     

    Post # 13
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    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    When I was 12, I had a door slammed in my face by 2 ladies [separate houses]. They both said I was too old.

    I haven’t trick or treated since then.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Tigerlilybride:  if you’re old enough to be married you’re too old to trick or treat.

    Post # 15
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m fine with middle schoolers trick or treating, but high school? No thanks. So that’s around age 14.

    Post # 16
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    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Do you have any friends who have kids that you can tag along with? The last time I trick-or-treated, I was 16-17. Nobody in the neighborhood I went to had any issues with it.

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