One of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year is right around the corner. All over America, families are arranging their decorations and putting the final touches on their carefully-selected costumes. Little children can hardly contain their excitement as they count down the days until October 31st - the magical date when they FINALLY get to head out into their neighborhoods to gather all the treats they can find.
But if the Halloween & Costume Association has anything to say about it, this could be the last year you and your family get to celebrate the iconic October 31st Holiday. Halloween, one of the most beloved days of the year, not only for the children but also for an increasing number of adults, may never be the same if this organization gets their way.
Well, it's happening and already more than 8,000 thousand people have signed the change.org petition to get the date changed. They claim that cramming the event into a couple of hours on a weekday night doesn't give the holiday the attention it deserves.
And why would anyone want to mess around with this treasured festivity? Well, they say they have a good reason and, on the surface, it’s hard to argue with it. They say it would be ‘safer’ for the kids if they were able to Trick-or-Treat on a weekend evening - like, say, Saturday.
“It's time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let's move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!” the association, also known as the Halloween Industry Association, said online, where they posted a petition that they claim has already surpassed their goal of 7,500 signatures.
In it, they point to six major points which they say supports their initiative. The first five simply reiterate the common safety practices that are not being observed in many cases. They don’t seem to have anything to do with whatever day of the week on which it is observed.
The sixth and final point finally addresses a strong argument for changing the day.
“51% Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!”
Once the signatures are compiled, the group plans to pass it on to President Trump for his action on the matter.
Yay? Or Nay? What are your thoughts on this controversial proposal??