I've never known anything other than trick-or-treating after sunset. Growing up, we'd sit nervously at the dinner table as the sun sunk down, like we'd somehow miss the big event.
But Halloween was definitely something that occurred in the dark. Only at night. The cold dark air was a part of it. Houses were scarier. Porch lights told you who was waiting with treats. Jack O'lanterns smiled fire.
Daylight trick-or-treating was always how it seemed to be portrayed on tv or in movies. I knew people from northern New Jersey who swore Halloween took place right after school let out. When the sun was up. Before dinner. Before sunset. BEFORE the dark.
So anyways, when does your town trick-or-treat?
|TV trick-or-treaters. Notice the sunlight. And the lack of fun.|