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  • Ghoulish decor, costumes, trick or treating, the whole experience.

    6 6.74%
  • Costumes and trick or treating.

    10 11.24%
  • Reformation Day only.

    36 40.45%
  • Reformation Day plus trick or treating.

    16 17.98%
  • Undecided

    2 2.25%
  • Rat brains!

    19 21.35%
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Thread: Do you regard Oct. 31, Halloween?

  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by he beholds View Post
    P.S.

    One thing we DEFINITELY do is go to Chipotle! If you put foil on your body in some way to look like a burrito, you get a free burrito!! We have done this for the last three years and their burritos are HUGE. This year the kids will be old enough to eat one, so we'll even put foil on them!

    Weird picture, but like this:
    Wow! Thanks for the tip! I loooove Chipotle. Sadly, there is not one where I live. I will be sure to tell everyone I know that lives nearby one though.
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  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by he beholds View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    So does it have to be on one's head?
    Nope. I'm pretty sure you just have to have foil somewhere on your person. I don't think it even has to necessarily look like a burrito. I bet if you wrapped your forearm it would work. You can always try something very minor and if they say it doesn't pass don't order until you fix it. They do this just as a promotion, so they really aren't sticklers. The lady on the phone said "bring all your friends!"
    This might be what we do this year. Thanks! I will have to ask if ours does this.

    I am wondering just what Josh has in mind for his tin foil. Burrito sized muscles or something.....
    Traci
    Lynnwood OPC

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  3. #43
    I don't think I have the resources this year, but someday I would like to have myself and anyone else who participates dress up like Puritans or something, watch the Martin Luther movie(s), and drink some golden ale

    and also give candy to trick or treaters while wishing them a happy Reformation Day
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  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by he beholds View Post
    I forget what exactly we did for him, but somehow we got foil to stay on his head. You could probably cover a baseball hat or something.

    This is NOT my husband, but here is a guy doing it:


    I just called my Chipotle to make sure it is on for this year, and the lady said it is from 6pm till 10 this year, just so you know : )
    That guy looks like Mister Baked Potato Head.
    Norm
    PCA
    Iowa

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  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Berean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by he beholds View Post
    I forget what exactly we did for him, but somehow we got foil to stay on his head. You could probably cover a baseball hat or something.

    This is NOT my husband, but here is a guy doing it:


    I just called my Chipotle to make sure it is on for this year, and the lady said it is from 6pm till 10 this year, just so you know : )
    That guy looks like Mister Baked Potato Head.
    He does look baked.
    J.L.



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    For me it's a time when I wait for my niece to get home with all her candy and help her eat it all in one sitting!.....yep, that's why I've joined a gym!
    sarah
    providence (Only Perfect Church)
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  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by OPC'n View Post
    For me it's a time when I wait for my niece to get home with all her candy and help her eat it all in one sitting!.....yep, that's why I've joined a gym!
    As a Doctor you should know better and set an example.
    Norm
    PCA
    Iowa

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  8. #48
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    We don't celebrate either day. I've always had a hard time getting excited about holidays, religious or otherwise. Maybe I'm just lazy.

  9. #49
    I come from the Dominican Republic where there is absolutely no Halloween tradition, so for me, Oct. 31st is just another day, sometimes I don't even remember that it's Halloween until trick-or-treaters show up. I do remember Reformation day, though.
    Manuel Rivas
    Merritt Island, Fl

  10. #50
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    Our neighbors and their kids are having fun with trick or treating and costumes, so we've made a point of being home and joining in as best we can. There are so few easy opportunities to relate to the neighbors, we hate to let it pass. We try to avoid the overtly goulish or anything that seems to be bringing obvious glory to the devil. But we don't wish to be party poopers. It helps to party with your neighbors before trying to preach to them.

  11. #51
    We will be at church celebrating Reformation Day. Our church is set up in stations that celebrate: the Diet of Worms, Theses on the Door, Stained glass church window, the transformation in the forest, alms for the poor, and a quiz of a famous reformer. This year's person is William Tyndale. People dress up in period costumes.
    Evon Taylor
    Community Bible Church
    Swansea, Il

  12. #52
    The school I work at is having a Fall Carnival today. I have to work it w/o pay, but I am celebrating Reformation Day myself. Think I might hum some hymns and stand like Luther in the yard this morning... just like any other day.
    Bill Price
    Attends Lillja Road Baptist Church
    Reformation and Revival

  13. #53
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    Honestly,

    I pretty much try to avoid it.

    Jessi mentioned dressing up like a burrito for a free chipotle burrito, and a huge one at that- now that sounds a little tempting, though.
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    I didn't vote as I don't know what Rat Brains is supposed to mean. I'm English
    Bern
    Reformed Baptist
    Kent UK

  15. #55
    I don't know that we celebrate Reformation Day to cover over Halloween in the same way that Christmas covers over Saturnalia. That is indeed the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses. If he had posted them on May 5th, would we not have Reformation Day on May 5th and simply ignore Halloween altogether?
    Kevin, husband of a truly angelic woman, and father to twelve.
    Zion United Reformed Church of Sheffield
    Ontario, Canada

  16. #56
    I already do. Halloween is a pagan and satanic holy day. I am happy, though, to celebrate a day which we acknowledge God's provision, grace, and guidance in starting the Reformation.
    Bill Price
    Attends Lillja Road Baptist Church
    Reformation and Revival

  17. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by kvanlaan View Post
    I don't know that we celebrate Reformation Day to cover over Halloween in the same way that Christmas covers over Saturnalia. That is indeed the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses. If he had posted them on May 5th, would we not have Reformation Day on May 5th and simply ignore Halloween altogether?
    Hmmm. I wonder....
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