Posted by Paradigm On October - 30 - 2012 0 Comment

As the day turns to dusk on Wednesday, the streets of our neighborhoods will start to fill with families and children dressed in costume with hopes to trick some treats from each of the doors they knock on.

A combination of several different traditions, Halloween (or Hallowe’en) comes from the phrase All Hallows Even meant to kick off the celebration of All Saints Day.
However, now that most celebrate Halloween as a kick off to the Fall season and as a fun children’s tradition, here are a few tips for the evening as we know it:

  • Welcome Trick-or-Treaters with a glowing porch light if you are handing out goodies and be mindful of homes with their light turned off.
  • Carry a flashlight and try to incorporate something reflective into your costumes.
  • Travel in groups and utilize the “buddy system”.
  • Stay on sidewalks, walkways and driveways, minding your neighbors’ yards and landscaping.

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