Should we change the date for Trick or Treating?


While a lot of kids will be dressing up on Thursday to go trick or treating for Halloween, there are a lot of folks out there who really wish they didn’t have to do it on a school night. They point out that not only is it better for kids to stay in their weeknight routines but it's safer! On weeknight Halloweens, there’s an 83 percent spike in deadly crashes involving kids.

Last year the Halloween & Costume Association started a Change.org petition to try and get Halloween moved from October 31st to the last Saturday in October, but it didn’t work. Too many people want to keep Halloween on October 31st. Well, this year they decided to go with a new tactic. The organization has started another petition, this time to create “National Trick or Treat Day" as the last Saturday in October.

And apparently there are plenty of folks who like the idea, with the petition already has over 153,000 signatures, just shy of their 200,000 signature goal. The petition notes, “With your support, we will create a safer, longer, bigger celebration for ALL by making National Trick or Treat Day official!”


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