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Trick-or-treating still on Sunday in Tampa Bay

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, … but when is the actual trick-or-treating night?

Some cities in Utah and the Bible Belt have already officially declared that candy chasing will take place on Saturday night, not on Sunday, so that youngsters can focus on church activities or services instead of parading around in costumes.

However, around the Tampa Bay area there has been no official plea from city or county leaders that the trick-or-treating be moved to Saturday. If families want to skip such activities on Sunday, there are certainly loads of events to choose from both today and Saturday; just check tampabay.com/things-to-do.

In some parts of the South, the options for Sunday are a little more limited. In New Orleans, a group of moms called the Treat Dats is pushing for trick-or-treating on Saturday. Why? So as not to bother NFL fans watching Sunday night's matchup between the Saints and the Steelers.

And in Louisiana's Livingston Parish, local laws actually forbid the observance of Halloween on a Sunday. There, the holiday will be celebrated Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Violators risk a fine of up to $500 or up to 30 days in jail, according to media reports. Now that's scary!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne is a blogger on the tampabay.com parenting blog. Follow us on Twitter @WhoaMomma.

The debate rages

This debate of candy vs. church is a hot one on our parenting blog — Whoa, Momma — so feel free to join in at tampabay.com/blogs/moms.

Trick-or-treating still on Sunday in Tampa Bay 10/28/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:24pm]

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