There's a Petition to Change the Date of Halloween

Yep, there's a group called "The Halloween & Costume Association" and they have started a petition to change the date of Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday in October, arguing it would make for a “Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration!”

Ok that actually makes sense. They argue, “Why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!” I actually agree.

The petition so far attracting over 24,000 of the 25,000 signatures needed. “It makes more sense to have it always on a Saturday so that we don’t have to worry about getting the kids home and in bed early for school the next day,” one woman commented. “Also, for most people, they wouldn’t have to worry about working that day or the day following."

”Of course there are plenty of people are opposed to it, calling out the petition as being motivated by money. “This is ridiculous. People already celebrate the weekend before regardless of what day of the week it falls on. You clearly do not know the origins of Halloween,” one writes, while another adds, “The ONLY reason they want the date changed is for money reasons. The more people trick or treat, the more costumes sold, the more money in their pocket! Get real!!”

Still, costume parties would always get to be on a Saturday night. Trick-or-treating would always be on a Saturday night. The kids wouldn't have to worry about getting to bed early for school the next day and parents wouldn't have to worry about being at work the next day. E-mail me at and let me know what you think about it. 

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