I moved to Ohio recently. And I've found out that Beggar's Night (the night before Halloween) is the night they reserve in the state for trick-or-treating. Does anyone else live in a state where they do this?
I am still confused as to whether trick-or-treaters will still come around on Halloween.
I don't know why Beggar's Night came about, but I gave out candy to about 75 trick-or-treaters tonight.
What has been your experience?
I'm in Texas and have never heard of this. We'll have trick-or-treaters show up at our door tomorrow.
I'm in Ohio and I know that beggar's night was going on before the 1950s, according to older folks here. I remember also Penny Night until the 1970s - Kids went out to collect small change for UNICEF on the night before beggar's night.
Iowa has beggar's night, according to the news. In Des Moines, city officials said that in the 1930s, kids vandalized houses in Oct. 31, so Parks and Rec decided to have beggar's night before Halloween and monitor all the neighborhoods. No Trick or Treat allowed there on Oct. 31.
I don't know why we began the Ohio tradition. Some news reports say it's just a regional thing. I didn't know that kids are supposed to tell a riddle before receiving treats! -- I wasn't ever permitted to go out for Trick or Treat as a child.
We have Halloween the day before for I think its from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. This way we know what time the kids are out. I'm in Florida. I have never heard of Beggars Night.
I've never heard of it. When I lived in Detroit, we had "Devil's Night" on the 30th where there is supposed to be things like TP'ing houses, etc and other harmless pranks. But, it turned into something sinister with people burning down homes and doing violence.
Then what happens on Halloween if trick or treating is changed to the 30th?
They changed it to the day before Halloween, so that the adult parties wouldn't be on the street partying and driving when the little kids were out .It's a safety thing.
by Faith Reaper 3 years ago
What was your Halloween night like last night?Last night we had such a dreary, cold, windy and wet Halloween night that all the little darlings did not come out as usual due to the inclement weather. However, the night did lend itself to the perfect conditions of a spooky Halloween night...
by PurpleOne 8 years ago
I just got off a stretch of working 7 nights in a row and am having a very hard time switching back to day mode. It is now 11:30pm and I don't think I'll be tired until at least 3am. Last night (this morning?) I didn't fall asleep until 6am. I have to work at 8am tomorrow. This is so frustrating. I...
by Amelia Griggs 4 years ago
How many trick or treaters did you get this Halloween?We only got about 40 to 45 which was a little low this year. Is trick or treating not as popular as it used to be?
by visitmaniac 9 years ago
WOH! I pretty much stayed up all night and I sleep all crazy hours anymore. I just slept for a hour before having to wake up and help a new partner of mine from Switzerland.Just never seems to be enough time in a day! Hub pages does not help either as I just want to keep posting more hubs lolhahah...
by Brinafr3sh 6 years ago
Have you started eating Halloween candy already?
by Catherine Tally 2 years ago
Has the number of "trick or treaters" in your neighborhood gone up, down, or stayed the same?Sales from Halloween decor and costumes seems to be at an all time high, but safety issues have sent the kids to shopping areas and gated communities instead of average neighborhoods. What's your...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|