Here’s Why Halloween Won’t Be Moved to the Last Saturday of October After All
There's a new controversy brewing regarding Halloween, and it's not even August yet.
A petition calling for a big change to Halloween has more than 108,000 signatures, and it's gaining a ton of traction on social media.
So what's the big change?
Well, the non-profit group "Halloween & Costume Association" has written to President Trump asking that Halloween be moved to last Saturday of October. The petition's organizers say that it's time for a "safer, longer, stress-free celebration."
We must warn you, however, don't get your hopes up for a big change just yet.
The hope is that Halloween's trick or treating could kick off during the daylight hours and it wouldn't interfere with work or school schedules. The petition actually hit the web last year, but as the late summer focus shifts to the fall, it seems as though the web is focused on making this change.
Plus, there are benefits for adults if Halloween moves to a weekend day, according to the organizers.
"51% of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day,” the petition reads.
If you were wondering, IF this change was made, Halloween would be celebrated on October 26th this year.
Don't get your hopes up, by the way. Heavy.com reports that because Halloween is NOT a federal holiday, it's unlikely anything can be done to move the day.
It's also time-consuming to make a change, by the way. Any changes would also have to work through the legislative branch of the government (congress) before it's signed into law, Heavy.com wrote. We all know how quickly that seems to happen in the federal government.