What Is Trunk or Treating? During trunk or treat events adults decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy, and come sit in a parking lot for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car.
It's called Trunk-or-Treating, and the premise is simple: A bunch of parents band together (typically in a school or church parking lot), deck out their trunks with Halloween decorations like they're starring in an episode of Pimp My Ride: Spooktacular Edition, and let their kids meander from car to car, collecting ...
The idea of trunk-or-treating, as opposed to traditional trick-or-treating, is to transfer “Halloween from the uncertain streets to the safety of church and school parking lots, turning the backs of minivans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch,” per the Times' report.
Some parents regard trunk-or-treating as a safer alternative to trick-or-treating; while other parents see it as an easier alternative to walking the neighborhood with their children. Some have called for more city or community group-sponsored trunk-or-treats, so they can be more inclusive.
So what exactly is trunk-or-treat? The idea is simple: Participants go and bring their cars to central location, usually a parking lot (for obvious reasons). The drivers and their families decorate their cars for Halloween, sometimes creating elaborate scenes out of their trunks.
The practice can be traced to the ancient Celts, early Roman Catholics and 17th-century British politics. Trick-or-treating—setting off on Halloween night in costume and ringing doorbells to demand treats—has been a tradition in the United States and other countries for more than a century.
There are generally two basic parts to a trunk-or-treating event. The first part of the event is decorating the trunk of a vehicle to personalize or match a theme. ... The second part of the event is the treat, in which participants go from vehicle-to-vehicle for candy and other treats rather than door-to-door.
Many churches participate in Trunk-or-Treat because it gathers the community around them. Nearly every church I know has a parking lot, and the thought of inviting families onto their church campus for any reason sounds like a great idea.
Do kids dress up for trunk or treat? Kids are often encouraged to dress up but are not required to. Trunk or treat is another way for children to collect candy on Halloween. Instead of going from door-to-door where they don't know the homeowners, they go from vehicle to vehicle in an often safe location.
Halloween is a religious holiday belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. Yes, that seems strange, what with the modern renditions of dancing skeletons and black cats and witches riding broomsticks. The holiday is “All Hallows Day” (or “All Saints Day) and falls on Nov. 1.
Generally speaking, you can expect candy-hungry youngsters—especially toddlers and early elementary-aged kids—to show up at your door around sunset, or even a bit earlier (think between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.).
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Modern-day Halloween in Canada. Today, Halloween in Canada is marked by decorations, costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. The tradition of pumpkins continues, however sometimes Canada's wildlife can intervene.
While many of us have been using the phrase “trick or treat” for as long as we can remember, there are some parts of the country that say something completely different, and it's super weird! According to the internet, saying “Halloween Apples” is an age-old Canadian tradition, and the rest of the country is shook.
Some children go trick-or-treating. This means that they dress up and go to other peoples' houses, knocking on the door for treat of sweets or a snack. Those who do not give out a treat may be tricked with a joke instead. Halloween has its origins in pagan festivals in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Orthodox ideas run deep in this country, hampering the creative streak of Halloween. Halloween being themed around ghosts is considered a bad omen by Indians. They just don't want to believe that there is a day when ghosts and spirits walk free among them.
This is one explanation for why Muslims do not celebrate Halloween. Another reason is that the holiday and its traditions are either based on ancient pagan culture or Christianity. Since none of these honor Islamic faith or beliefs, everything about Halloween can be considered as idolatry (shirk).
Christmas, the birthday of Lord Jesus, is celebrated on December 25 every year. Although Christians make up less than 5% of India's population, Christmas is a significant occasion in India. It has become quite commercialized these days, with people of all religions joining in the festivities.
Yes, Hindus can definitely celebrate Christmas.