Here's the beginning of a post from Family Matters:
What is the best day of the year to get to know the majority of the people living in your neighbourhood?
It’s not Christmas Morning.
Or Easter Sunday.
Or the first day of school.
The best day of the year to build community is on Halloween.
People leave their fenced yards, their closed-in garages, and all the other necessary amenities of life that by their very nature detract from people getting to know one another, and walk about the neighbourhood.
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