Sunday Halloween poses issues for some

Halloween, don’t change it for a minority

KAYLA STACY – Hoof Prints Staff

Saturday. Sunday. What’s the difference? Spelling and 24 hours. That’s the difference. Instead of changing the celebration of Halloween to Saturday, why can’t society just keep it on Sunday? Ever since I can remember, every time Halloween was on a Sunday I always celebrated it on that day.

It seems this year has been the first time there was a controversy about Halloween being on Sunday. I don’t see the problem. A lot of other people think the same as I do.

I saw on Kait8’s morning broadcasting where they were running a survey on their Facebook fan page about the whole Saturday or Sunday trick-or-treating ordeal. They showed a good portion of the comments and a lot of them wanted the celebration to stay on Sunday. Whereas, others said it would affect churches.

For one, I don’t believe that it would affect the church services simply for the fact that most churches celebrate it as well. They have their services; if one’s lucky, the church cuts the services short. Then they have hay rides, roast marshmallows, have games, bob for apples, hand out candy, etc. So most kids are still celebrating Halloween on its original day. What I want to know is what about the kids that don’t go to church? Why should their time to trick-or-treat change because only a portion of society’s kids attend church?

Then the whole controversy about Halloween is a day of worshipping the Devil and it shouldn’t be celebrated on Sunday is bogus. I think that thought is very stereotypical. Halloween was supposed to be the day of honoring the dead. Don’t we honor the dead the other 364 days of the year by visiting grave sites and such? What’s the difference in honoring the dead those days and honoring the one day that is actually meant to honor them?

Besides, the way society is, the meaning of Halloween has changed tremendously since its first true meaning. All it is now is a day where kids dress up as their favorite character, a super hero or even as what they want to be when they grow up like a doctor. It’s a day where teenagers like to push their parents and the law as close to the boundaries as they can. It’s about the candy and carving pumpkins. I wouldn’t think that it’s a day of worshipping the devil. So why is there such a big problem about celebrating it on a Sunday? There shouldn’t be one.

Halloween, an inappropriate holiday for Sunday

CLAY TURNER – Hoof Prints Staff

Halloween should be on Saturday. Why? Because no one wants to celebrate a “malicious” holiday on a holy day such as the Sabbath. It would ruin the harmless atmosphere of a Sunday morning when everyone dresses up in the best clothes they have to freely worship and fellowship with others.

During this time, many are encouraged to dress up in obscene or otherwise demented costumes and party or go door-to-door like street urchins and beg people for food. I’m not saying this is wrong, but Sunday should be a time when all simply rest and take account of the week ahead of them. You would only be wasting your time dressing up in an otherwise skimpy outfit and attempting to find the only house that freely gives the candy of your particular taste.

Another point to make is all that money that would be wasted if you were to “party it up” on both Saturday and Sunday. You would eventually have to make up for that gas you use to take the little kiddies to all those pre-visited houses once again when you could just stay home and plan ahead for the oncoming week, or, even better, just rest like you’re supposed to do on a Sunday.

You would also have to supply the many children that visit your house the next day with even more candy. And, of course, we all know none of us like to share more candy than is needed.

So get all your partying and trick-or-treating done on Saturday. This is clearly the only resort to celebrating Halloween this year. Do you want to spend your Sunday, a holy day, masquerading as his own enemy, the devil? Or would you rather spend it the way it’s supposed to be spent? Resting and honoring the one day he freely set aside for our own rest and relaxation?