The question many parents are asking themselves over their morning coffee is Halloween cancelled? The city of Montreal and other municipalities have issued a statement asking parents to postpone Halloween until tomorrow night due to a forecast of torrential rain and strong winds.
Here is a list of municipalities that have postponed trick or treating:
If your municipal does not appear on the list please contact your city hall to see if Halloween is cancelled.
It has been a question and debate for many years, should Halloween be postponed until the closest weekend.
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of Hallows’ Even or Hallows’ Evening),also known as Allhalloween,All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, as well as watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.