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What Day Will You Trick-or-Treat?

7:25 PM, Oct 29, 2010   |    comments
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(WLTX) -- As Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, many trick-or-treaters, parents and neighbors with candy are not sure what day the annual celebration of fall will be recognized.

News19 has done its best to get those answers for you and your family. For some parts of the Midlands, it's not clear if Halloween will be recognized on Saturday or Sunday.

It seems like parents are split, with a poll on Columbia.MomsLikeMe.com showing 55 percent of voters are heading out Sunday night, while 38 percent are celebrating on Saturday. [Join the Discussion! What day are you celebrating Halloween?]

In Columbia and Newberry County, the decision of when to trick-or-treat is left up to parents.

In Sumter County and West Columbia, sponsored events are scheduled for Saturday, while trick-or-treating is scheduled for Sunday. Trick-or-treating is also scheduled for Sunday in Lexington County and in Orangeburg County, organizers assigned hours for going door-to-door from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

All Hallow's Eve has traditionally been a celebration of the end of summer, a bountiful fall harvest and preparation for the rest of the year. Today, it's celebrated by costumed children gathering candy from friends and neighbors.

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