Re: Re: Hallowe’en – Who’s got it right?

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WhovianKate
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I know that back in the 40's and 50's (my mother's childhood) there were many efforts to “calm down” teenage boys that would go around causing mischief and vandalizing neighborhoods, and so trick-or-treat was developed by city councils as a way to channel that roving energy. Having said that, I don't think that is where the tradition actually started, that may have just been the mass dispersion of it….kinda like Santa Claus was already a tradition, but Coca Cola did a masterful job mass-marketing as a particular image and actually changing our cultural perception.

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