Every year, we celebrate Halloween on 31st of October but people are demanding a date change and more than 58,000 people have signed the petition already!
Halloween comes in 98 days but some people want the festival to move a little. For centuries, human beings have celebrated the darkest night of the year on 31st of October but now people want to shift the date to a better, more convenient day. Halloween & Costume Association is leading the movement for a change and demanding Halloween's date to be officially changed to the last Saturday of October, instead of 31st.
The movement addressed to the President of the United States started small but it has bagged over 58,000 supporters from across the globe already. The petition to change claims that it doesn't make sense to celebrate Halloween on 31st and it would be better if it was moved to the last Saturday of October instead, in order to ensure everybody has a good time and it is convenient for all.
'It's time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let's move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!' reads the petition. '3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. Talk to your kids aboutsafety before they head out! 82% of parents don’t use high visibility aids on their costume, be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light up accessories. 63% of children don’t carry a flashlight while they are tick-or-treating. Grab a clip-on light if they don’t want to carry one!Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on side walks and use cross walks.'
The petition further adds the dangers of celebrating Halloween on a weekday, '70%of parents don’t accompany their children trick-or-treating. You’re never too old to trick-or-treat! Grab a costume and take advantage of some good ol' fashioned family bonding! 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 is going viral and gaining supporters every second! Nearly 59k have signed the cause and people are pouring in their reasons for signing as well - '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. Also, for most people, they wouldn't have to worry about working that day or the day following,' commented a supporter, Danielle. 'Halloween Trick or Treating for children would be much safer if celebrated during daylight hours, which can only happen on non school days like Saturday,' added Howard.
@realDonaldTrump Mr.President. Can we please change Halloween to the last Saturday in October please? That would make it a full celebrated day and it would put less stress on parents during the work week. What do you say?— Sean Harmon (@seanmharmon) July 25, 2019
Say it with me👏 Halloween 👏 is 👏 the 👏 31st 👏— Demi Mitchell (@OyyMate_ItsD) July 25, 2019
👏not 👏 the 👏 last 👏 Saturday 👏 of 👏 the 👏 month 👏
Idk where yall live but here there is ALWAYS something the weekend before if it falls during the week.
What's next? Christmas needs to be on a Saturday too? GTGOH
Do you think moving Halloween's date is a good idea? Earlier this year, multiple people took to their social media, asking for Halloween to be celebrated throughout the month of October and we are SO ON BOARD with that idea! But, not really sure about moving the date officially from 31st to last Saturday. Plus, it is not really possible to move the holiday 'officially.' According to historian Kenneth C. Davis, Halloween is not a federal holiday and it won't be one any time soon. "It's very expensive for the federal government to declare a federal holiday. So I don't see any time soon a new holiday for Halloween."
why is halloween one day? can it be a whole month or even a week ???— ✭a (@arii) October 31, 2018
Why do we wait till Halloween to have costume parties this should be a once a month type of thing— 𝓼𝓪𝓵𝓽𝔂 (@Carissa_Arianna) October 29, 2018
But, that doesn't mean you can't have your own Halloween parties, right? Plan with your neighbors and celebrate Halloween the whole of October or on the last Saturday, nobody's stopping you!