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A kid dressed as a skeleton trick-or-treating in Redford, Michigan on October 31, 1979″A soul-cake, a soul-cake, own mercy on every Christian souls for a soul-cake.» —a favorite English souling rhyme[10]Girl in a Halloween costume in 1928 in Ontario, Canada, the same province where the Scottish Halloween custom of «guising» is first recorded in North AmericaMagazine advertisement in 1962Two children trick-or-treating on Halloween in Arkansas, United StatesHalloween store in Derry, Northern Ireland. Halloween masks are called ‘false faces’ in Ireland.[52]Trunk-or-treating event held at St.

John Lutheran Church & Early Learning Middle in Darien, Illinois

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  • ^Recalled a decade later by Martin Tolchin, «Halloween A Challenge To Parents,» The New York Times, October 27, 1958, p.

    35.

  • ^ ab«Definition of «guising»». Collins English Dictionary.
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  • ^«‘Trick or Treat’ Is Demand,» Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), November 4, 1927, p. 5, dateline Blackie, Alberta, Canada Nov. 3.
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    pp. 308–309

  • ^Mary Mapes Dodge, ed. (1883). St. Nicholas Magazine. Scribner & Company. p. 93.
  • ^ abBannatyne, Lesley Pratt (1998) Forerunners to Halloween Pelican Publishing Company. ISBN 1-56554-346-7 p. 44
  • ^«»Des Moines RegisterArchived 2013-01-21 at Archive.today,» Jokes set local Halloween apart , Oct. 2000.
  • ^The Baby Snooks Show, November 1, 1946, and The Jack Benny Show, October 31, 1948, both originating from NBC Radio City in Hollywood; and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, October 31, 1948, originating from CBS Columbia Square in Hollywood.
  • ^Kelley, Ruth Edna Kelley.

    The Book of Hallowe’en, Boston: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., 1919, chapter 15, p. 127. «Hallowe’en in America.»

  • ^Wright, Theo. E., «A Halloween Story,» St. Nicholas, October 1915, p. 1144. Mae McGuire Telford, «What Shall We Do Halloween?» Ladies Home Journal, October 1920, p. 135.
  • ^«Halloween Party,» The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Oct. 31, 1952.
  • ^Miller, Marian (31 October 1932). «Halloween Jollity Within Reason Need».

    The Morning Oregonian. p. 8. Quote: «Trick or treat?» the youthful mischief-maker will tell this evening, probably, as he rings the doorbell of a neighbor.»

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    374–375

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  • ^«Ragamuffin Parades Mark Holiday in City»(PDF). The New York Times.

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    November 28, 1947. Retrieved January 6, 2017.

  • ^Morton, Lisa (2012). Trick or Treat a history of halloween. Reaktion Books. p. 64. ISBN .
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    91

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    Comics.com. 2000-02-13. Retrieved 2012-10-10.

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    (1995). Red Letter Days: The Christian Year in Tale for Primary Assembly.

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    Nelson Thornes. p. 158. ISBN .

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  • ^Trick-or-treaters can expect Mom or Dad’s favorites in their bags this year, National Confectioners Association, 2005.
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    Greenock Telegraph. 27 Oct 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2011

  • ^Nigro, Carmen (November 23, 2010). «Thanksgiving Ragamuffin Parade». New York Public Library. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
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  • ^2013 Municipal Trick-or-Treat List, Haunted Wisconsin, dated 2013, copy at archive.org, copy at webcitation.org
  • ^Leite de Vasconcelos, Opúsculos Etnologia – volumes VII, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, 1938
  • ^Kim, Soo (October 18, 2019).

    «Halloween Blue Pail Autism Link Explained: How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Pail Is Being Used to Lift Awareness». Newsweek. Retrieved November 21, 2019.

  • ^Miles, Clement A. (1912). Christmas in Ritual and Tradition. Chapter 7: Every Hallow Tide to Martinmas.
  • ^McNeill, F. Marian. Hallowe’en: its origin, rites and ceremonies in the Scottish tradition. Albyn Press, 1970. pp. 29–31
  • ^Cleene, Marcel. Compendium of Symbolic and Ritual Plants in Europe.

    Man & Culture, 2002. p. 108. Quote: «Soul cakes were little cakes baked as food for the deceased or offered for the salvation of their souls. They were therefore offered at funerals and feasts of the dead, laid on graves, or given to the poor as representatives of the dead. The baking of these soul cakes is a universal practice».

  • ^Rogers, Nicholas. (2002) «Festive Rights:Halloween in the British Isles». Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night. p. 48. Oxford University Press.

    ISBN 0-19-514691-3

  • ^Editorial, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 6, 1935, p. 4:
    In plain fact it is straight New York or Chicago «graft» or «racket» in miniature. Certainly it wouldn’t be a excellent thought for youngsters to go in extensively for this helpful of petty «blackmail» on any other date than Halloween. Neither police nor public opinion would stand for that.

    «A. Mother», letter to the editor, The Fresno Bee, November 7, 1941, p. 20:

    As a mom of two children I wish to register indignation at the «trick or treat» racket imposed on residents on Hallowe’en night by the youngsters of this city.… This is pure and simple blackmail and it is a unhappy state of affairs when parents urge their youngsters to participate in events of this kind.

    Mrs.

    B. G. McElwee, letter to the editor, Washington Post, Nov. 11, 1948, p. 12:

    The Commissioners and District of Columbia officials should enact a law to prohibit «beggars night» at Hallowe’en. It is making gangsters of children.… If the parents of these children were fined not less than $25 for putting their children out to beg, they would entertain their children at home.

    «M.E.G.», letter to column «Ask Anne», Washington Post, Nov.

    21, 1948, p. S11:

    I own lived in some 20 other towns and cities and I never saw nor heard of the begging practice until about 1936.… The sooner it becomes obsolete here the better. I don’t mind the tiny children who desire to show off their costumes, but I resent the impudence of the older children.

    Lucy Powell Seay, letter to the editor, Washington Post, Oct. 29, 1949, p. 8:

    Another year has rolled around and the nightmare of having to put up with the «trick or treat» thought again fills me with dread.
  • ^Mathiesen, Thomas J.

    (1999). Apollo’s Lyre: Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. p. 156. ISBN .

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  • ^Halloween in Quebec provincequebec.com
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    «Coming Over: Halloween in North America». Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night. Oxford University Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-19-514691-3.

  • ^ ab«Top ten Irish Halloween traditions and memories you may share». Ireland Central. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
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    Sharpe’s London Magazine. p. 12.

  • ^For examples, see the websites Postcard & Greeting Card Museum: Halloween Gallery, Antique Hallowe’en Postcards, Vintage Halloween PostcardsArchived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, and Morticia’s Morgue Antique Halloween Postcards.
  • ^Peddle, S. V. (2007). Pagan Channel Islands: Europe’s Hidden Heritage. p. 54
  • ^Athenaeus. Deipnosophists 8.360b-d.
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    The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

  • ^Dalby, Andrew (1998). «Homer’s Enemies: Lyric and Epic in the Seventh Century». In Fisher, Nick; van Wees, Hans (eds.). Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence. London: General Duckworth & Co. Ltd. p. 204. ISBN .
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    65–66. Retrieved 2010-11-11

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    H2g2.com. 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2012-10-10.

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    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Archived from the original on 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2007-10-16.

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  • Scallop Tags • I chose the style “Casablanca” in Golden Brown

I was searching for a surprising treat bag, when I came upon a photo from a Harry Potter inspired birthday party from Modern Hostess.

I immediately thought this charming handmade favor-bag would suit my Halloween party, delightfully. You can put just about anything inside, and that mystery is grand for your guests to take home!

What You Need:
• Scissors
• Lunch-Sized Paper Bags (double the number of favors you plan to make)
• Tape
• Twine, Ribbon, String, etc.
• Sticks, Chop-sticks, Kabob Skewers, etc.
• Treats to fill the bags

Step 1:
You will desire to own double the quantity of paper bags, as the number of favors you plan to make.

Start by cutting 3-4 inches off the height of each bag (from the top). You can get away with cutting 3-4 bags at a time- being clean and exact will not make a difference in the finish product.

Step 2:
Divide the number of bags you own cut. On half of them, cut ‘fringe’ at ¼-½ inch apart, to between 1-2 inches deep. On the other half, take three bags at a time, and open them inside of each other. Cut these groups at the same interval of ¼-½ inch apart, every the way below to the bottom fold-line of the bag.

You will still desire to leave the rectangular base of the bag intact. Carefully, separate each individual bag. Use the tape, in a loop, to adhere the bottom of the first cut bag, to the rectangular inside of the fully cut bag.

Step 3:
Fill the inner bag with your witch’s bounty of treats, anywhere from ¼ to ½ of the way full. Take your stick (broomstick) and twist this bag closed around it, then tape it closed just under the fringe-cut line. Collect the outer bag pieces and wrap them around the treat bag. Cut a endless piece of twine or string, and wind it around to mock the glance of a broom.

Finish by displaying on a table near the entry to your party, and with ribbon tie on your specialized Halloween tag; my Witch’s Bounty is set in the style of Casablanca.

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Zoe is born and bred in Portland, Oregon and recently moved to Orlando, Florida.

She studied sociology and philosophy at University of Oregon, and is currently employed at a law firm. Presently, she devotes her time to being lost in the tropical vegetation of her backyard, sun-scorched bike rides, repurposing everything she can ponder of, quirky cooking, and promoting the creative lifestyle that she loves.

I was searching for a surprising treat bag, when I came upon a photo from a Harry Potter inspired birthday party from Modern Hostess. I immediately thought this charming handmade favor-bag would suit my Halloween party, delightfully. You can put just about anything inside, and that mystery is grand for your guests to take home!

What You Need:
• Scissors
• Lunch-Sized Paper Bags (double the number of favors you plan to make)
• Tape
• Twine, Ribbon, String, etc.
• Sticks, Chop-sticks, Kabob Skewers, etc.
• Treats to fill the bags

Step 1:
You will desire to own double the quantity of paper bags, as the number of favors you plan to make.

Start by cutting 3-4 inches off the height of each bag (from the top). You can get away with cutting 3-4 bags at a time- being clean and exact will not make a difference in the finish product.

Step 2:
Divide the number of bags you own cut. On half of them, cut ‘fringe’ at ¼-½ inch apart, to between 1-2 inches deep. On the other half, take three bags at a time, and open them inside of each other.

Cut these groups at the same interval of ¼-½ inch apart, every the way below to the bottom fold-line of the bag. You will still desire to leave the rectangular base of the bag intact. Carefully, separate each individual bag. Use the tape, in a loop, to adhere the bottom of the first cut bag, to the rectangular inside of the fully cut bag.

Step 3:
Fill the inner bag with your witch’s bounty of treats, anywhere from ¼ to ½ of the way full. Take your stick (broomstick) and twist this bag closed around it, then tape it closed just under the fringe-cut line.

Collect the outer bag pieces and wrap them around the treat bag. Cut a endless piece of twine or string, and wind it around to mock the glance of a broom.

Finish by displaying on a table near the entry to your party, and with ribbon tie on your specialized Halloween tag; my Witch’s Bounty is set in the style of Casablanca.

Helpful Links

  1. Scallop Tags • I chose the style “Casablanca” in Golden Brown

More Halloween Ideas & Recipes

Shop Our Halloween Collection

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• Halloween Tags
• Halloween Coasters
• Store Entire Halloween Collection

Zoe (70 Posts)

Zoe is born and bred in Portland, Oregon and recently moved to Orlando, Florida.

She studied sociology and philosophy at University of Oregon, and is currently employed at a law firm. Presently, she devotes her time to being lost in the tropical vegetation of her backyard, sun-scorched bike rides, repurposing everything she can ponder of, quirky cooking, and promoting the creative lifestyle that she loves.


Etiquette

Trick-or-treating typically begins at dusk which can vary according to region on October 31st. It can range between 5:30PM–9:00PM. Some municipalities specify times that can be found on city/town sites. Some municipalities select other dates.[50] Homeowners wishing to participate sometimes decorate their homes with artificial spider webs, plastic skeletons and jack-o-lanterns.

While not every residence may be decorated for the holiday, those participating in the handing out of candy will opt to leave a porch light on to signify that the chance for candy is available. Some homeowners may go as far as asking trick-or-treaters for a «trick» before providing them with candy, while others simply leave the candy in bowls on the porch. In more recent years,[when?] participation has spread through whole neighborhoods, with children even visiting senior residences and condominiums.

The nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education says on its website that in 2014 it started the practice of teal pumpkins as decorations to indicate that a home is giving out items other than food.

This inspired Alicia Plumer, the mom of an autistic son, to start the blue pail movement in 2018. Plumer’s son carried a blue pail, and National Autism Association president Wendy Fournier encouraged the use of blue buckets by other autistic children, to indicate that they might not own the abilities of other children but still deserved to be included.[51]


History

Ancient precursors

Traditions similar to the modern custom of trick-or-treating extend every the way back to classical antiquity, although it is extremely unlikely that any of them are directly related to the modern custom. The ancient Greek author Athenaeus of Naucratis records in his book The Deipnosophists that, in ancient times, the Greek island of Rhodes had a custom in which children would go from door-to-door dressed as swallows, singing a song, which demanded the owners of the home to give them food and threatened to cause mischief if the owners of the home refused.[4][5][6] This tradition was claimed to own been started by the Rhodian lawgiver Cleobulus.[7]

Origins

Since the Middle Ages, a tradition of mumming on a certain holiday has existed in parts of Britain and Ireland.

It involved going door-to-door in costume, performing short scenes or parts of plays in exchange for food or drink.

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The custom of trick-or-treating on Halloween may come from the belief that supernatural beings, or the souls of the dead, roamed the ground at this time and needed to be appeased.

It may otherwise own originated in a Celtic festival, held on 31 October–1 November, to mark the beginning of winter. It was Samhain in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, and Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany.

The festival is believed to own pre-Christian roots. In the 9th century, the Catholic Church made 1 November Every Saints’ Day. Among Celtic-speaking peoples, it was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí), and the souls of the dead, came into our world and were appeased with offerings of food and drink. Similar beliefs and customs were found in other parts of Europe. It is suggested that trick-or-treating evolved from a tradition whereby people impersonated the spirits, or the souls of the dead, and received offerings on their behalf. S. V. Peddle suggests they «personify the ancient spirits of the winter, who demanded reward in exchange for excellent fortune».[8] Impersonating these spirits or souls was also believed to protect oneself from them.[9]

At least as far back as the 15th century, among Christians, there had been a custom of sharing soul-cakes at Allhallowtide (October 31 through November 2).[11][12] People would visit houses and take soul-cakes, either as representatives of the dead, or in return for praying for their souls.[13] Later, people went «from parish to parish at Halloween, begging soul-cakes by singing under the windows some such verse as this: ‘Soul, souls, for a soul-cake; Pray you excellent mistress, a soul-cake!'»[14] They typically asked for «mercy on every Christian souls for a soul-cake».[15] It was known as ‘Souling’ and was recorded in parts of Britain, Flanders, southern Germany, and Austria.[16]Shakespeare mentions the practice in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593), when Speed accuses his master of «puling [whimpering or whining] love a beggar at Hallowmas».[17]

The wearing of costumes, or «guising», at Hallowmas, had been recorded in Scotland in the 16th century[18] and was later recorded in other parts of Britain and Ireland.[19] There are numerous references to mumming, guising or souling at Halloween in Britain and Ireland during the tardy 18th century and the 19th century.

In parts of southern Ireland, a man dressed as a Láir Bhán (white mare) led youths home to home reciting verses—some of which had pagan overtones—in exchange for food. If the household donated food it could expect excellent fortune from the ‘Muck Olla’, but if they refused to do so, it would bring misfortune.[20] In Scotland, youths went home to home in white with masked, painted or blackened faces, reciting rhymes and often threatening to do mischief if they were not welcomed.[19][21][22] In parts of Wales, peasant men went home to home dressed as fearsome beings called gwrachod, or presenting themselves as the cenhadon y meirw (representatives of the dead).[19] In western England, mostly in the counties bordering Wales, souling was common.[12] According to one 19th century English author «parties of children, dressed up in great costume […] went circular to the farm houses and cottages, signing a song, and begging for cakes (spoken of as «soal-cakes»), apples, money, or anything that the goodwives would give them».[23]

Guising at Halloween in Scotland is recorded in 1895, where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit, and money.[24] The earliest known occurrence of the practice of guising at Halloween in North America is from 1911, when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, Canada reported on children going «guising» around the neighborhood.[3]

American historian and author Ruth Edna Kelley of Massachusetts wrote the first book length history of the holiday in the US; The Book of Hallowe’en (1919), and references souling in the chapter «Hallowe’en in America»; «The taste in Hallowe’en festivities now is to study ancient traditions, and hold a Scotch party, using Burn’s poem Hallowe’en as a guide; or to go a-souling as the English used.

In short, no custom that was once honored at Hallowe’en is out of fashion now.»[25] Kelley lived in Lynn, Massachusetts, a town with 4,500 Irish immigrants, 1,900 English immigrants, and 700 Scottish immigrants in 1920.[26] In her book, Kelley touches on customs that arrived from across the Atlantic; «Americans own fostered them, and are making this an occasion something love what it must own been in its best days overseas. Every Hallowe’en customs in the United States are borrowed directly or adapted from those of other countries».[27]

While the first reference to «guising» in North America occurs in 1911, another reference to ritual begging on Halloween appears, put unknown, in 1915, with a third reference in Chicago in 1920.[28]

The earliest known use in print of the term «trick or treat» appears in 1927, from Blackie, Alberta:

Hallowe’en provided an chance for genuine strenuous enjoyment.

No genuine damage was done except to the mood of some who had to hunt for wagon wheels, gates, wagons, barrels, etc., much of which decorated the front highway. The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the expression “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.[29]

The thousands of Halloween postcards produced between the start of the 20th century and the 1920s commonly show children but do not depict trick-or-treating.[30] The editor of a collection of over 3,000 vintage Halloween postcards writes, «There are cards which mention the custom [of trick-or-treating] or show children in costumes at the doors, but as far as we can tell they were printed later than the 1920s and more than likely even the 1930s.

Tricksters of various sorts are shown on the early postcards, but not the means of appeasing them».[31]

Trick-or-treating does not seem to own become a widespread practice until the 1930s, with the first U.S. appearance of the term in 1932,[32] and the first use in a national publication occurring in 1939.[33]

Behavior similar to trick-or-treating was more commonly associated with Thanksgiving from 1870 (shortly after that holiday’s formalization) until the 1930s.

In New York City, a Thanksgiving ritual known as Ragamuffin Day involved children dressing up as beggars and asking for treats, which later evolved into dressing up in more diverse costumes.[34][35] Increasing hostility toward the practice in the 1930s eventually led to the begging aspects being dropped, and by the 1950s, the tradition as a whole had ceased.

Increased popularity

Almost every pre-1940 uses of the term «trick-or-treat» are from the United States and Canada. Trick-or-treating spread throughout the United States, stalled only by World War IIsugar rationing that began in April, 1942 and lasted until June, 1947.[36][37]

Early national attention to trick-or-treating was given in October, 1947 issues of the children’s magazines Jack and Jill and Children’s Activities,[38] and by Halloween episodes of the network radio programs The Baby Snooks Show in 1946 and The Jack Benny Show and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1948.[39] Trick-or-treating was depicted in the Peanuts comic strip in 1951.[40] The custom had become firmly established in favorite culture by 1952, when Walt Disney portrayed it in the cartoon Trick or Treat, and Ozzie and Harriet were besieged by trick-or-treaters on an episode of their television show.[41] In 1953 UNICEF first conducted a national campaign for children to lift funds for the charity while trick-or-treating.[42]

Although some favorite histories of Halloween own characterized trick-or-treating as an adult invention to re-channel Halloween activities away from Mischief Night vandalism, there are extremely few records supporting this.

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Des Moines, Iowa is the only area known to own a record of trick-or-treating being used to hinder crime.[43] Elsewhere, adults, as reported in newspapers from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, typically saw it as a form of extortion, with reactions ranging from bemused indulgence to anger.[44] Likewise, as portrayed on radio shows, children would own to explain what trick-or-treating was to puzzled adults, and not the other way around. Sometimes even the children protested: for Halloween 1948, members of the Madison Square Boys Club in New York City carried a parade banner that read «American Boys Don’t Beg.»[45] The National Confectioners Association reported in 2005 that 80 percent of adults in the United States planned to give out confectionery to trick-or-treaters,[46] and that 93 percent of children, teenagers, and young adults planned to go trick-or-treating or participating in other Halloween activities.[47]

Phrase introduction to the UK and Ireland

Despite the concept of trick-or-treating originating in Britain and Ireland in the form of souling and guising, the use of the term «trick or treat» at the doors of homeowners was not common until the 1980s.

Guising requires those going door-to-door to act out a song or poem without any jocular threat,[48] and according to one BBC journalist, in the 1980s, «trick or treat» was still often viewed as an exotic and not particularly welcome import, with the BBC referring to it as «the Japanese knotweed of festivals» and «making demands with menaces».[49] In Ireland before the phrase «trick or treat» became common, children would tell «Help the Halloween Party».

Extremely often, the phrase «trick or treat» is simply said and the revellers are given sweets, with the choice of a trick or a treat having been discarded.


Trick or Treat for Charity

UNICEF started a program in 1950 called Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in which trick-or-treaters enquire people to give money for the organization, generally instead of collecting candy. Participating trick-or-treaters tell when they knock at doors «Trick-or-treat for UNICEF!»[74] This program started as an alternative to candy. The organization has endless produced disposable collection boxes that state on the back what the money can be used for in developing countries.

In Canada, students from the local high schools, colleges, and universities dress up to collect food donations for the local Food Banks as a form of trick-or-treating. This is sometimes called «Trick-or-Eat»[75].


Local variants

Guising

In Scotland and Ireland, «guising» – children going from door to door in disguise – is traditional, and a present in the form of food, coins or «apples or nuts for the Halloween party» (in more recent times chocolate) is given out to the children.[53][54] The tradition is called «guising» because of the disguises or costumes worn by the children.[2][55] In the West Mid Scots dialect, guising is known as «galoshans».[56] Halloween masks are referred to as ‘false faces’ in Ireland and Scotland.[52] While guising has been recorded in Scotland in the 16th century, a more contemporary record of guising at Halloween in Scotland is in 1895, where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit, and money.[24] Guising also involved going to wealthy homes, and in the 1920s, boys went guising at Halloween up to the affluent Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire.[57] An account of guising in the 1950s in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, records a kid receiving 12 shillings and sixpence, having knocked on doors throughout the neighborhood and performed.[48] Growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1960s, Michael Bradley recalls kids wearing their masks and costumes to go knocking on doors asking, “Any nuts or apples?”.[58]

There is a significant difference from the way the practice has developed in North America with the jocular threat.

In Scotland and Ireland, the children are only supposed to get treats if they act out a party trick for the households they go to. This normally takes the form of singing a song or reciting a joke or a amusing poem which the kid has memorised before setting out.[48] Occasionally a more talented kid may do card tricks, frolic the mouth organ, or something even more impressive, but most children will earn plenty of treats even with something extremely simple. Often they won’t even need to perform.[53] While going from door to door in disguise has remained favorite among Scots and Irish at Halloween, the North American saying «trick-or-treat» has become common.

Trunk-or-Treat

Some organizations around the United States and Canada sponsor a «Trunk-or-Treat» on Halloween night (or on occasion, a day immediately preceding Halloween or a few days from it on a weekend, depending on what is convenient), where trick-or-treating is done from parked car to parked car in a local parking lot, often at a school or church. This annual event began in the mid-1990s as a «Fall Festival» for an alternative to trick-or-treating, but became «Trunk-or-Treat» two decades later. The activity involves the open trunk of a car, displaying candy, and often games and decorations. Some parents regard trunk-or-treating as a safer alternative to trick-or-treating;[59] while other parents see it as an easier alternative to walking the neighborhood with their children.

Some own called for more city or community group-sponsored Trunk-or-Treats, so they can be more inclusive.[60] These own become increasingly favorite in recent years.[61]

Other

Children of the St. Louis, Missouri area are expected to act out a joke, generally a simple Halloween-themed pun or riddle, before receiving any candy; this «trick» earns the «treat».[62] Children in Des Moines, Iowa also tell jokes or otherwise act out before receiving their treat.

In most areas where trick-or-treating is practiced, it is strictly meant for children. In fact, there are a diversity of opinions regarding when to finish trick or treating, the most restrictive of which is age 12, the least restrictive at any age, and a common law of thumb being «if you are ancient enough to drive a car you are too ancient to beg strangers for candy».[63] It is generally expected that a teenager will transition into more mature expressions of celebrating the holiday, such as fancy dress, games, and diversions love bonfires and bobbing for apples, and sweets love caramel apples, and teenagers will often attend school or community events with a Halloween theme where there will be dancing and music.[64] Dressing up is common at every ages, adults will often dress up to accompany their children, and young adults may dress up to go out and enquire for gifts for a charity.

In some parts of Canada, children sometimes tell «Halloween apples» instead of «trick or treat». This probably originated when the toffee apple was a favorite type of candy. Apple-giving in much of Canada, however, has been taboo since the 1960s when stories (of almost certainly questionable authenticity) appeared of razors hidden inside Halloween apples; parents began to check over their children’s «loot» for safety before allowing them to eat it.

In Quebec, children also go door to door on Halloween. However, in French-speaking neighbourhoods, instead of «Trick or treat», they will simply tell «Halloween», though it traditionally used to be «La charité, s’il-vous-plaît» («Charity, please»).[65]

In Portugal, children go from home to home in Every Saints day and Every Souls Day, carrying pumpkin carved lanterns called coca,[66] asking every one they see for Pão-por-Deus singing rhymes where they remind people why they are begging, saying «…It is for me and for you, and to give to the deceased who are dead and buried[…]»[67] or «[…]It is to share with your deceased […]»[68] If a door is not open or the children don’t get anything, they finish their singing saying «[…]In this home smells love lard, here must live someone deceased».

In the Azores the bread given to the children takes the shape of the top of a skull.[69] The tradition of pão-por-Deus was already recorded in the 15th century.[70] After this ritual begging, takes put the Magusto and large bonfires are lit with the «firewood of the souls». The young people frolic around smothering their faces with the ashes. The ritual begging for the deceased used to take put every over the year as in several regions the dead, those who were expensive, were expected to reach and take part in the major celebrations love Christmas and a plate with food or a seat at the table was always left for them.[71]

In Sweden, children dress up as witches and monsters when they go trick-or-treating on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) while Danish children dress up in various attires and go trick-or-treating on Fastelavn (or the next day, Shrove Monday).

In Norway, «trick-or-treat» is called «knask eller knep», which means almost the same thing, although with the expression order reversed, and the practice is fairly common among children, who come dressed up to people’s doors asking for, mainly, candy. Numerous Norwegians prepare for the event by consciously buying a little stock of sweets prior to it, to come in handy should any kids come knocking on the door, which is extremely probable in most areas.

The Easter witch tradition is done on Palm Sunday in Finland (virvonta). In parts of Flanders and some parts of the Netherlands and most areas of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, children go to houses with homemade beet lanterns or with paper lanterns (which can hold a candle or electronic light), singing songs about St. Martin on St. Martin’s Day (the 11th of November), in return for treats.[72] In Northern Germany and Southern Denmark, children dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating on New Year’s Eve in a tradition called «Rummelpott [de]«.[73]


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