October 31st, 2023
In North America, trick or treat has been a customary Halloween tradition since at least the late 1950s. Homeowners wishing to participate in it usually decorate their private entrances with artificial spider webs, plastic skeletons and jack-o-lanterns. Some rather reluctant homeowners would simply leave the candy in bowls on the porch. In more recent years, however, the practice has spread to almost any house within a neighborhood being visited by children, including senior residences and condominiums.