When to "trick or treat"

In between conversations about what to wear on Halloween, you might hear chatter about which day to celebrate it. This year October 31st, quite possibly the most evil day of the year, falls on a Sunday, which to some is the holiest day of the week! You can imagine some feel as if they've been covered up in a "mask" of confusion.

"Some people feel that it conflicts with church activities. They may be doing it on Saturday night instead," says Julie Elmore.

"I've heard some people say they're going to trick or treat on Sunday and some say they are going to trick or treat on Saturday," says Paula Hardy.

"A lot of places will do it on Saturday night if it falls on a Sunday," says Sarah Irvine.

We called several cities to see which day they suggest residents celebrate. Cities like Fairfield, Hueytown, Pell City and Trussville told us Saturday. Only two, Alabaster and Calera, said Sunday is the day to observe Halloween. Hoover and Tuscaloosa both suggest individual neighborhoods decide for themselves when the best time to trick or treat will be.

A number of cities are hosting their own Halloween events for the community to take part in which sort of means, you can celebrate Halloween for the rest of the week. They are as follows.

  • Midfield: Thursday at 5PM
  • Lipscomb: Friday at 4:30PM
  • Birmingham Police: Saturday at 3pm
  • Hoover: Saturday at 6pm

If you are unsure about your area, call your city hall, town hall or police department for more information.