Halloween - What's Everyone Doing?

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Usually my wife and I sit on our front porch and hand out packaged candy or chips.
We usually get around 100 visitors.
This year we're at a loss as far as what to do since the Covid restrictions are in place in most places.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
What are you planning on doing if anything?
 
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In our very sparsely populated neighborhood we never get any trick-or-treaters anyway, so we'll be watching college football as we do every Saturday night in the Fall.
 
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All Hallows eve is an "imported" event over here. Meaning, purely commercial.
So, nothing.

On November 1st, visiting the cemetery. :)
This might sound weird but in our part of the world, that's tradition. On November 1st, we visit the graves of departed family members or friends, remember them, say a prayer and put flowers on the grave, normally chrysanthemums.
Or candle lights.
This is supposed to be on November 2nd but since that's a working day most people just go around the period of November 1st which is a holliday.
 
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Lights out. Going to watch 'Sleepy Hollow' with Johnny Depp.
Right now we are thinking about lights out as well.
We thought about bags of chips and wear a mask and gloves at the front porch.
Need to find out what some of our neighbors are doing.
Going to be an exceptionally long night as the time changes back one hour that evening.
 

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We live in a very small, rural gated neighborhood. Residents are organizing to have treats available at participating houses so that kiddies can walk around the neighborhood and get treats while adults can cheer them on while keeping safe distances.
 
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All the countries where I have nephews and nieces are in lockdown.
We will do zoom sessions and they are not doing any house visits.
We sent them lots of sweets and gifts to keep their spirits up.
Their parents have decorated their houses and gardens.
 

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We always do a pretty good set up with decorations, both static and "alive". Holographic specters, witches, singing pumpkins, and other ghoulish illusions in the windows and doorways. And we stay outside giving the candy to the kids as they come through. But we only get about 35-40 kids in the good years.

We're still doing it all this year but we've already assembled pre-packaged bags of candy (individually wrapped candy inside a ziplock baggie) and will be giving those out one at a time with about ten feet of distance between us and the kids. That will be either by a long PVC pipe or by tossing it to the kids who can catch! We'll have gloves and masks on.
 
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We always stay home and hand out candy. Not really sure what the numbers will look like this year so we got about half as much candy as we normally give out. As for giving it out, not sure if we will hand it like like we used to or just put it in a bowl and hope for the best.
 

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