Should New Hampshire Move Halloween To Saturdays?
"Saturdays are for the...." One group is asking President Trump to consider a date change, citing safety.
This year, Halloween falls on a Wednesday. With many Trunk or Treats, and various other Halloween related activities scheduled for this Saturday, should the entire holiday be moved? You know, since Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November, could the final Saturday in October be Halloween? One group is hoping so.
In search of a "safer, longer, and stress free celebration," the Halloween and Costume Association (yeah, that was news to me, too) has already started a petition at Change.org asking President Trump to move the annual distribution of candy to the last Saturday in October.
According to their website, it's partially in the name of safety, with "3,800 Halloween related injuries occurring every year." Another example being that "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." Also, they sited "51% Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?"
Saturday would be easier, but would it take away from tradition?