Should there be an age limit for trick or treating?

Tyler Dunstan, Staff Writer

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On Halloween night, kids of all ages go trick or treating. Even some grown-ups go trick or treating. In my opinion, it should stay like that. If older teens and adults want to dress up for one night and have fun, they should be able to. Halloween shouldn’t only be for smaller kids to have fun. People of all ages should be able to go trick or treating and if this changed, a lot of people would be mad and confused.

Suppose the government does apply a rule or “age limit” for Halloween. It might be a good idea but if they do add an age limit, it should be a small limit. For example, 25 and older can’t go trick or treating is fair but if they did the age limit as 15 and older can’t go trick or treating, a lot of people would not be happy including teenagers and their parents.

Imagine all the people who go trick or treating on Halloween. A lot of them are small kids (usually around ages 3-12), but what about everyone else? Why can’t they go trick or treating and celebrate the holiday that only comes once a year? Making an age limit for Halloween would be like limiting Christmas which also comes once a year. If everyone can attend Christmas, why can’t they also attend Halloween?

I think people of all ages should be able to go trick or treating on Halloween. If people disagree and there becomes an age limit, it needs to be a slight adjustment and not a big one. If they make a big adjustment there would probably be consequences to their actions. This could include parents and teenagers mad that they or their children can’t go trick or treating for the rest of their lives or the adults themselves can’t have fun for one night of the year by dressing up.

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