SWLA communities set to observe Halloween on different days

By Crystal Price - bio | email

STARKS, LA (KPLC) - Cities and towns throughout the lake area will be observing Halloween on different days this year due to the holiday landing on a Sunday.

While some cities are observing Halloween on October 31st, other areas are observing the holiday a day early on Saturday.

Cities observing Halloween on Saturday include Sulphur, DeQuincy, Vinton, Jennings, and Deridder (all of Beauregard Parish).

Cities that plan to observe Halloween on Sunday include Lake Charles, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Iowa, and Welsh.

Some folks living near Vinton believe it is a good the town is observing Halloween on a Saturday opposed to a Sunday.

"I'd rather it be on Saturday instead of Sunday because of church," said Donna Simon of Starks. "Everyone likes to go to church on Sunday nights, but Saturday the kids have more time."

However, other folks throughout Southwest Louisiana are shocked some kids will not be trick or treating on the actual night.

"When I lived in California they always observed it on the actual day," said Geno Quidera, a resident of Starks.

Quidera said he does not see anything wrong with observing it on a Sunday.

"I'm not into the demon stuff I just like the Halloween thing for the kids," said Quidera. 
"That's what it's all about."

For a complete list of all the Halloween events going on through the weekend, click on "Halloween 2010" to the right.

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