Did You Know We Used to Trick-or-Treat on a Different Day Than Halloween?
Here's an interesting fact you can drop during Thanksgiving dinner . . . maybe to distract your family from asking annoying, invasive, personal questions about when you are gonna meet the right guy…or give them a grand kid…..
About 100 years ago, kids didn't go trick-or-treating on Halloween . . . they did it on THANKSGIVING.
It was called "Thanksgiving masking." Kids would dress up as BEGGARS and HOBOS, wear masks, and go door-to-door for candy and pennies. No one's exactly sure when it ended, but it lasted in some areas through the 1920s.
….hmmm it might be that people thought trick or treating on Halloween was enough begging for the year