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How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

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How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

Jenna Jaffray and Madalyn Botello

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October 31st has always been a day kids look forward to. But are only little kids allowed to enjoy this holiday by trick-or-treating?

Dressing up for this spooky holiday has long been a tradition around the world, and many high school students want to relive the nostalgia of their childhood.

“I will definitely go trick-or-treating, that’s what Halloween is all about,” Faith Leveillee said. “Honestly, I believe that what determines if you are too old to go and ask for candy, is really whether you believe in Halloween. Just be yourself and do what you want to do.”

However dressing up and the tradition of Halloween is not the only incentive for teens to go trick-or-treating, regardless of age.

“I just like to get some free candy,” said Janiah Williams, voicing an opinion held by many teens that continually go trick-or-treating.

But is Halloween truly an ageless holiday?

Adults often hold strict opinions, and will turn away trick-or-treaters that are in high school, claiming that only young children should go around asking for candy.

“Once you’re out of high school [you’re too old],” Riley Falzarano said. “You’re more mature after high school.”

According to TIME magazine, one town in Canada banned anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating, and any rule-breakers were fined $200.

Is this a rule all towns should enforce?

But as the debate about age limits for trick-or-treating continues, enjoy Halloween the way you feel in your bones.

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Jenna Jaffray, Senior Writer

Hi! I’m Jenna and I’m a senior writer for the Cougar Claw and a sophomore here at Tomball High School. I love to run, read, write, and spend time with...

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