There is petition is action seeking to change the date of Halloween. Yes, you read that correctly...to change the day of Halloween.
With that said, this could be the last year that you experience the spooky holiday on October 31st.
The petition was called for by a group called the Halloween & Costume Association, and it calls to move the holiday to the last Saturday of October; similar to how Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of every November.
The Change.org petition, titled the "Saturday Halloween Movement," garnered more than 7,200 signatures out of its 7,500 goal by Friday (Oct. 26). The petition, which directly addressed President Trump, cites statistics to help its case.
“It's time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let's move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!” the group, also known as the Halloween Industry Association adds.
The petitions adds that there are more than 3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. The group adds that “82 percent of parents don't use high visibility aids” on their costumes, such as reflective tape or glow sticks. Most children don’t carry flashlights while out on Halloween night, the group warns, while “65 percents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children.” Additionally, a large majority of parents — 70 percent, according to the industry — don’t accompany their kids while trick-or-treating.
Most importantly, the group adds and asks "Why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!” I mean, who wouldn't agree?
This is the part that I feel most of you would actually agree with: “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."
That is a very strong argument. NOBODY wants to work or go to school the day after Halloween, right?
Opposers argue that Halloween has been celebrated on the 31st for centuries, dating back to the Celts.
I'd love to hear how you guys feel about this petition? Do you think moving Halloween to the last Saturday of October would benefit us all...most importantly, restoring the spirit and excitement of Halloween? I personally am here for it!
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