I was just thinking the same thing....jampot wrote:i'd be intrigued to know what "religious requirements" forbid certain sweets but allow participation in Halloween!?!
Happy Samhain/ Halloween/ Equinox/All Hallows everyone xxx
I must say, I don't mind the sprogs knocking our door; we do make a pumpkin lantern and they are welcome to knock. Most of them come with their parents and are very polite and do tell you a joke or sing a song. It's the teenagers who want 'cash or fags' then egg your house for your non-compliance that does my nut in.
Not many come to my house, though, because I'm one of the annoying people that hands out apples, satsumas and raisins rather than lovely sweeties.
I don't take my kids out - as someone else mentioned 'begging for sugar' doesn't sit right with me. Besides, I'm pagan (and a grumpy pagan at that) and I can't stand how commercial and crass the whole thing has become.