Love it or hate it, it's time for Halloween

HALLOWEEN is on Saturday and while many hate the tradition, others love it.

The Northern Star will tomorrow publish this poster to put outside your home, letting trick or treaters know that you're participating.

We also asked our readers on Facebook for their suggestions on how to trick or treat safely and tips for people wanting to participate in trick or treating and people not wanting knockers.

Some stuck by the rule of thumb that if a front light is on, it means that household is participating, however if the light is off - don't knock!

"Hi guys, I have lived in America for the past 13 years," Pauline Anderson said. "The rule of thumb over here is leave your front porch light on if you are participating."

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However others said it went deeper than that, to whether or not the house is decorated especially for the occasion.

"Probably better to simply tell your kids to stay away from places without decorations, and go with them to make sure you're able to teach them how to Trick or Treat safely," Carey Spinaze said.

"No decorations on house = no trick or treat," Katharine Molloy said.

"In the UK we did the same. Put a pumpkin or decorations in the front window/or porch and you were ok to visit otherwise you stayed away," Alexi Horne said.

Others weren't fussed on the idea of trick or treating.

"Just stay home is the safest bet," Lyn Maree said.

"I don't want to participate it is hard for me to keep getting up to answer door," Patricia Sheaff said.

"Respect non participants please," Elizabeth Robinson said.

The Northern Star is printing a Halloween posting in tomorrow's paper, which you can hang outside your house to let Trick or Treaters know they are welcome. 

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