While we can't say for certain exactly how Halloween will be celebrated
one hundred years from now, but we have a pretty good idea about the
next three years.
But before we get to that,
here are some thoughts on how the particular day of the week that Halloween falls on
it is not uncommon for people to start putting up
decorations as early as Thanksgiving and they may leave them up
all the way through New Years. Since the excepted Christmas season
lasts literally weeks, you have much more time to spread out
special events such as parties.
the other hand, usually does not become visible until
October 31st., or at best a few days before and then vanishes like dust in an Autumn
breeze the following day. You may spend weeks or even months in
preparation for Halloween night, but all you get is one
falls on a week day, except Friday, celebrating tends to be
smaller, particularly on a Wednesday or Thursday. These days
are too far removed from the preceding weekend to have a
Halloween party, and its virtually unheard of to hold a
party after October 31st. If you have a party on a week
night, it usually has to be short in duration as kids have
school the next day and most adults have work. The best
Halloween falls on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday,
giving more time for parties, haunts and Halloween fun.
2014 will bring another Friday Halloween and the following
two years will be weekend Halloweens.
This is a great night for Halloween to fall on! Kids can celebrate Halloween in school making
decorations and having class room parties if they are
allowed to, then once home they can don their chosen
Halloween costume and go out for tricks and treats.
Adults can give out treats in the late afternoon and
evening, and then get dressed for that Halloween party, or still have time to throw
a party of their own. Plus there can be Halloween
parties on Saturday and Sunday as well.
This is our favorite day for Halloween to fall on. Kids
are out of school and have plenty of time to get ready.
They can stay up later since they don't have school the
following day. Adults
have all Friday night to hold or go to a Halloween party and then
have Saturday night to greet their costumed visitors.
Our third favorite day for Halloween to fall on, you can host
or go to that party on Friday and Saturday and then have Sunday to
greet for your trick or treaters. If there are community
parties on Saturday, the kids might even want to stay
home to hand out candy and look at all the people that
come to your door.