Trick -or -Treat 2011 or Beggars Night 2011 is on Halloween. In "Beggars Night date moves again" in the Columbus Dispatch back in 2009, Debbie Gebolys looked into the future and told us what was going to happen in Central Ohio in 2011.
"So trick-or-treat is Oct. 31 as long as it's a weekday. If Halloween falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, go out on the Thursday before Halloween.
That puts Beggars Night on Oct. 29 this year, Oct. 28 next year and on Oct. 31 in 2011."
For many years Beggars Night (or Beggar's Night?, the night belongs to beggars? ) or "Tick-or-Treat" was not on Halloween in many Columbus area communities. MORPC changed all that back in 2005. I believe the quote above is the rule of thumb for determining when Trick-or Treat will occur. Not all communities follow MORPC's advice about when to hold Trick-or-Treat. With Halloweek falling on a Monday this year, everyone will be Trick-or-Treating at the same night. Won't they?
The Wikipedia listing for "Beggars Night" mentioned Ohio
"Beggars Night, or more properly Beggars' Night, is a regional term for the Halloween-related activity that is referred to in most parts of the United States as "Trick or Treat". Specifically, the term is broadly but not exclusively used in Ohio, and in many parts of Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and western New York. " is a quote from Wikipedia. The entry is dated October 2, 2010 and could obviously change... I broke links to all the Wikipedia articles for the states and for Halloween and Trick or Treat.
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