Should we change the spookiest day of the year? A Change.org petition has launched to move the holiday to the last Saturday of October.
“It’s time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let’s move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!” say's the online petition.
The group claims there are “3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year,” and “82 percent of parents don’t use high visibility aids” on their costumes, such as reflective tape or glow sticks. Most children don’t carry flashlights while out on Halloween night, the group warns, while “65 percents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children.” Additionally, a large majority of parents — 70 percent, according to the industry — don’t accompany their kids while trick-or-treating.
“Why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!” they ask.
Do you think It makes more sense to have it on a Saturday so that you don’t have to worry about getting the kids home and in bed early for school the next day and so you don't worry about working that day or the day after?
According to the History Channel. The Celts celebrated the new year on the first day of November but “believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.”