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Halloween 2023 – Do you welcome trick-or-treaters to your door?

It’s the spookiest time of the year once again. Halloween is here and with it comes a list of exciting traditions and family activities.

From Apple bobbing to telling ghost stories in fancy dress, Halloween brings much excitement. One of the most popular Halloween activities is trick-or-treating.

Although many believe that trick-or-treating, and other Halloween activities, are a more modern phenomenon adopted from America, it actually has its origins in Ireland and Scotland. In its earliest form, people would perform at a doorstep in exchange for food and treats.

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The tradition has lived on through to the modern era, with trick-or-treating now the first thing many associate with Halloween. Thousands of youngsters will be heading doorstep-to-doorstep on October 31.

However, it has certainly seen a decline over recent years. Many parents now won’t let their children partake in the activity unsupervised over safety fears.

What we want to know is, do you welcome trick-or-treaters to your door? Or do you leave the light off in the hope that you will be left unbothered on October 31?

Let us know what you do in the poll below. If it isn’t showing up for you, click here.

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