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Trick-or-Treating in STT?
Good afternoon everyone! I have a four yr old son that is already asking me about Halloween. We will be in STT this year for Halloween and I was wondering if children dress up in various costumes and go door to door trick-or-treating? If not, I would like to know in advance so that I can prepare him for not going. It wouldn't bother me one bit if he doesn't go...I think he still has leftover candy from last year!
Since most of our neighborhoods are like the ones in the states you don't see alot of trick or treaters .... the mall and the stores here on St. Thomas have a set time for the kids and they can do that. Schools also do something but do prepare him to not go door to door for the neighbors.
Good question Katie! As a new resident in a family oriented neighborhood on STX, I'd also like to know if we should be prepared for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. We would hate to be unprepared and earn a reputation as "those cheap new folks down the road who hid and pretended they weren't home. "
Katie: Because there is a huge church influence, Halloween is very much downplayed. In fact, it seems more likely that certain elements use the day to throw rocks at school buses than dressing up. On the other hand, the bars all have costume contests and adults spend their time going from one to another in search of prize money. It is a mixed up world.
I think these days kids dress up to go to school. Last year Coral World had a Halloween Party. I know in St. John, Mongoose Junction does something for the kids.
Other than that, halloween has always been thin. I believe it's the diversity of the neighborhoods. Even back when I was a kid, we all piled into one of my parents friend's trucks and we went from friend's house to house, not really to strangers. We hardly seen any kids around here. Don't believe in the religion thing that EE talked about.