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Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. When are you trick-or-treating?

The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from readers about their spooky season plans

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Michelle Binion accompanies her daughter Lizzie, 5, as they walk with friends while trick or treating on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, as they visit houses who signed up for the SugarHood Halloween, with every treat giving participant agreeing to abide by CDC Covid safety standards.

Halloween is only weeks away, and chances are that the kids in your neighborhood are anxiously anticipating the big night full of costumes and candy.

But there’s one catch this year: Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday. In Utah communities that are predominately Christian — particularly those made up of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — families will have to decide if trick-or-treating on Sunday is breaking the sabbath or if they should just trick-or-treat a day earlier.

This could impact non-church goers, as well. For instance, if most of a neighborhood is trick-or-treating on Saturday, do non-religious community members join in on that day? Or do they hold out for the traditional holiday date?

The Salt Lake Tribune wants to know how your family and community is choosing to celebrate Halloween this year. Fill out the survey below and your answers may be included in an upcoming story.

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