Growing Support For Petition to Move Halloween To Last Saturday Of October
When I was a kid, I always loved Halloween. I mean c'mon, free candy, what's not to love? Probably the fact you had to go back to school the next morning, at least some years, was always the only drawback.
That dread of another school day tomorrow (or a work day for parents) may be coming to an end however.
There's an online petition that's gaining traction around the country. It wants to move Halloween to the final Saturday of October, instead of the 31st.
The petition was started by trade organization Halloween & Costume Association. It's reached 59,000 signatures, hoping for a goal of 75,000.
“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.” Danielle Paris commented on the petition. “Also, for most people, they wouldn’t have to worry about working that day or the day following.”
“I’ve been saying this for years!! It only makes sense since to do something like this so the kids can celebrate Halloween and not have to worry about school the next day. Not only that, but adults can enjoy a Halloween party without having to worry about work,” Brandon Mumme commented.
However, the argument against the change is the fact that Halloween means All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve and is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated in many countries on October 31st. It's held on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.
On one hand, the holiday is supposed to be on the 31st, traditionally...but this would be such a relief for kids and parents alike.
Do you agree with this petition?