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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trick or Treating moved to June; Christmas starts tomorrow

The Union Leader blasts Manchester police for falling for Halloween hoaxes, and scheduled trick-or-treating nearly a week ahead of the holiday.
What Best and Horiuchi did find was a huge increase in false reports of Halloween sadism from 1969 through 1971. Those three years accounted for 31 of the 76 reports of Halloween sadism they found from 1958 to 1984. When did Manchester begin setting daytime trick-or-treating hours? In 1972: just after the peak of the Halloween safety scare.

Manchester's children are the victims of urban legends. Generations of city children have been denied the thrill of nighttime trick-or-treating because of myths that began circulating 40 years ago and were debunked 25 years ago.

This foolishness must end. It's time the aldermen revoked the chief's authority to set trick-or-treating hours and returned Halloween to its rightful owners: the children.

Halloween is October 31st. This year, it's a Saturday. What could possibly be wrong with kids trick-or-treating on a Saturday afternoon? I'm not a big fan of moving holidays anyway, but moving them by falsely claiming it improves public safety makes no sense at all.

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