Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30th: Hi & Lois - The Trick in Trick or Treating

Hello Everyone!

Today’s comic is Hi & Lois with a Halloween theme!  Halloween is tomorrow. 

“Trick or trick, Mr.Wavering.” – Ditto

“Ditto, Halloween is a month away.” – Mr. Wavering

Comic Breakdown

For anyone unfamiliar with Halloween traditions and the holiday of Halloween here is a brief explanation. 

When is Halloween?

Halloween takes place on the last day of October, the 31st, every year.

What is Trick or Treating?

Trick or Treating is when children and teenagers dress up in a costume and go around their neighbourhood for candy.  The kids knock on the door and shout, “trick or treat!”

The people in the houses then reward the Trick or Treat goers, known as Trick or Treaters, with candy.  Usually children get chocolate, chips, and hard candy. 

The idea behind getting a trick or a treat is based on old pagan and Christian beliefs about Halloween.  People used to dress up as evil spirits, which is why scary costumes are popular, to scare off evil spirits who roam the Earth on Halloween.  People also left foods and other tasty treats as offerings to please the evil spirits.  By giving the evil spirits a treat they will not give you a trick. 

In conclusion, Ditto is trying to trick his way to treats.  

Ditto has come a month early, the last day of September, for Trick or Treat.  His neighbour tells him that Halloween is next month, October 31st.  Mr.Wavering is too smart to be tricked into giving Ditto a treat in September. 

Today’s images are from here, here, and here.

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