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Should The Date of Halloween be Changed?

Hadley Redmond, Board Member Editor, Journalist

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Spooky pumpkins, scary costumes, and sweet sugary candy is what we all think when the holiday Halloween is mentioned. But lately, a lot of us are thinking about how much longer until curfew when this holiday falls.

On October 31, 2018, Halloween fell on a Wednesday for Americans. Not that Wednesday is a bad day, but the thought of having to go home to get ready for school the next day after a night of fun wasn’t what most children were planning on thinking about.

Not only does having Halloween on a weekday limit the amount of time for kids to go trick or treating-in addition to being a school day-but it also makes it hard for younger children to join in on the fun.

Most parents who do take their younger kids trick or treating go around 5pm, so that they can get their kids back home at about a reasonable hour. And when Halloween falls on a weekday, parents are forced into a challenging position. Not only do they have to worry about a reasonable time to take their kids trick or treating, but they also need to watch how long they are working so that the reasonable time for trick or treating can happen. All of this stress leads to parents cramming all of the fun Halloween festivities into a two-hour window.

And don’t get us wrong, there have been plenty of times that Halloween has fallen on a Saturday, or a weekend, at the most. But for your information, the next time that Halloween does fall on a Saturday, will be in 2020.

In reality, most people enjoy having Halloween on Saturdays, or even a day when you don’t have to worry about what time you’re staying out till.

There is a petition on change.org that is asking President Trump to change the date of Halloween to the last Saturday of every October, like how Thanksgiving falls on the last Thursday of the month.

 

 

 

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Hadley Redmond, Co-Editor; Board Member

Hey! My name is Hadley Redmond, and I am a 7th grader at Catharine Blaine K-8 School. I really enjoy reading and writing, and I am considering becoming...

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One Response to “Should The Date of Halloween be Changed?”

  1. Lola Halverson on November 30th, 2018 2:46 pm

    OMG!!! I totally agreeeeee, everyone is so tired after halloween and literally no one is paying attension lol.

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