There’s a Petition to Change the Date of Halloween . . . and It Has 100,000 Signatures

Halloween has been on October 31st for all of our lifetimes.  But does it HAVE to be?

There’s an online petition right now to change the date of Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday in October.

So it would work like Memorial Day, which is always the last Monday in May . . . not like the Fourth of July, which is always on, um, the fourth of July.

The thinking is that it’d be better for everyone if it were on a Saturday . . . from parents looking to take their kids trick-or-treating to people in their 20s looking to wear sexy costumes and throw back 17 drinks.

So far, the petition on has around 100,000 signatures.  When a petition crosses the 75,000 mark, it’s sent to the president so . . . I guess we’ll see what happens with that.

For what it’s worth, this petition has been going since last year . . . but it’s finally getting more steam now, so maybe this time it’ll have a shot?

(USA Today /

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