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Is 16 too old to go trick-or-treating?

Trick-or-treating is one of the best parts of being a kid. You dress up as whatever and people give you candy just for showing up. Some houses even give out full-size candy bars. Bless them. That kind of fun you never want to stop, but it's generally agreed this is a kid-only activity. But what's the cut off age? A lot of folks said age 16 is too old to trick-or-treat, and it's time to put the plastic jack-o-lantern away. What do you think?

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At 16 years old, you can drive a car. Does this automatically disqualify you from free candy? 

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Remember when you were a little kid, full of excitement at the prospect of getting candy only to get bulldozed on the sidewalk by swarms of enormous older kids with scary costumes? Not cool. 

If you are old enough to get a job and buy your own candy, stay out of the way and let the little kids have a safe and sugary holiday. 

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In a surprisingly harsh move for Canadians, one town banned trick-or-treating for anyone older than 16. Damn, New Brunswick ain't playing. 

Those caught with a "facial disguise" in public after curfew — like a zombie mask or witch's veil — or anyone over 16 found roaming the streets for treats can be fined up to $200.
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The big concerns I have are that younger kids get priority,” said Lizzie Post, co-president at the Emily Post Institute, which offers advice on etiquette. “You want to make sure younger kids are getting the chance and the opportunity, but I don’t want to discourage teens from enjoying this as long they’re behaving well.
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Why should a holiday come with an expiration date? If you enjoy it, do it. Plus, many teens are accompanying younger siblings. Should they be expected to take the kids out for fun and not enjoy the fruits of their labors? 

Also, what about kids with cognitive delays or other special needs? A cut-off age is unfair for those who are not neurotypical. Down with arbitrary age limits!

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But some teens in today’s pressure-filled world still like to dress up in thoughtful, creative costumes to collect candy as well, and their parents are all for it. For those families, trick-or-treating is a nice chance for kids to be with their friends, to reconnect with the community and to enjoy a nice evening.
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When a crowd of under-costumed teens shows up on your doorstep, welcome them. It’s a big group because they find strength in numbers. They’re not wearing costumes because they didn’t realize that they’d want to go — nor how badly.
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Is 16 too old to go trick-or-treating?
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A festive crown for the winner
#NeverTooOld