Change Halloween? Petition Seeks To Move The Day Of Celebration

Oct 26, 2018, 9:10 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Halloween will fall on a school night and a work this year, and it will next year, too. But a petition is seeking to change that.

The Halloween & Costume Association posted a petition to President Donald Trump to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October. 

“It’s time for a safer, longer, stress-free celebration,” the petition states. “Let’s move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!”

The petition was started three months ago, but it began picking up steam recently.

As of Friday morning, the petition had more than 7,500 signatures, and the number continued to climb even as this article was being written.

“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,” wrote petition signer Danielle Paris. “Also, for most people, they wouldn’t have to worry about working that day or the day following.”

Some folks on social media were excited about the prospect of having the night fall on a weekend every year.

Still, others were caught up in the semantics of Halloween.

Which side are you on? Keep Halloween on the 31st, even if it means having to stay up later on school and work nights? Or move the celebrations to the weekend, even if it means going against tradition?

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Change Halloween? Petition Seeks To Move The Day Of Celebration