Halloween - To Cancel or Not to Cancel
Posted by Kathleen George on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
This coming Friday my daughter has a “Fall Ball”. Not a Halloween party but a Fall Ball. I noticed that a note came home regarding Halloween which is the following Monday, October 31st. The note didn’t mention Halloween rather that kids could dress up as their favorite storybook character. We can’t even say Halloween anymore?
I understand that with the recent clown issues that some towns and schools have excluded clown costumes. I totally get that but are we now cancelling Halloween altogether? There is a school in Connecticut that did just that, they cancelled their school’s holiday celebrations. I have supported avoiding religious holiday celebrations at schools because I feel for the kids whose religion or traditions may not be included but Halloween is a time for kids to dress up, act like kids and get candy from their neighbors. In fact, in this world where we barely even know our neighbors it’s the one time of year where everyone can come together and agree…we all love candy!