Those who love the spooky season may argue that Halloween is actually the most wonderful time of the year—not Christmas. You get to cuddle up and watch scary movies, dress up in a fun costume, and eat all the candy you could possibly want (I do this every day, tbh). But some Halloween fans aren't exactly happy with the holiday—more specifically, the date that it occurs on.
Because it's always on the same date and not the same day (like how Thanksgiving is the last Thursday in November), Halloween, more often than not, usually falls on a weekday. This means that kids are out trick-or-treating after school in the dark, and parents are left to either go with their child or wait up for them on a night before work. Since it gets darker earlier, a ton of concerned parents are also worried about the safety of their children on Halloween night.
"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," one supporter wrote on the petition. "Also, for most people, they wouldn't have to worry about working that day or the day following."
According to the Halloween & Costume Association's petition, 3,800 Halloween-related injuries occur each year, and 70% of parents don't accompany their children while they're trick-or-treating. If Halloween were always held on a Saturday, and in the day instead of after school, parents argue that it would be safer for their children—and better for them—all around.
As of right now almost 80,000 people have signed this petition, and that number is growing higher and higher each day.
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