Should We Move Halloween to Last Saturday in October?
There is a petition at Change.org asking that question. Here is exactly what they posted on their question:
It's time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let's move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!
-3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. Talk to your kids about safety before they head out!
-82% of parents don’t use high visibility aids on their costume, be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light up accessories
-63% of children don’t carry a flashlight while they are tick-or-treating. Grab a clip-on light if they don’t want to carry one! Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks
-65% of parents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children. Talk with your kids and offer ways to ensure a fun and safe experience
-70%of parents don’t accompany their children trick-or-treating. You’re never too old to trick-or-treat! Grab a costume and take advantage of some good ol' fashioned family bonding!
-51% Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!
As I was reading the petition I don’t really understand how changing it to the last Saturday in October will change many of those things. But...what do I know? While I totally support any group or community decision to do their Halloween events on the last weekend of the October, I don't think making it an across the board decision is the best.
What do you think?