As we all know, October 31 has always been the day we celebrate Halloween. We put on our costumes and go out trick or treating. But now, there is a new association that has started a petition to change Halloween to the last Saturday of October.
While this may seem a bit odd to you, it does make some sense, if you think about it.
It would make it a longer celebration, and the organization believes it would make the holiday safer than it is as people rush home from work on weekdays.
They claim that every year numerous children are injured, possibly because it’s dark out.
According to statistics and a recent study from the University of British Columbia, children between the ages of four and eight were 10 times more likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween.
If trick or treating began earlier, it would be a day full of fun and a safer one at that.
The petition which started in the United States and has moved north has a target of 50,000 signatures. Currently, it has received over 38,000.
How would you feel about changing the date for Halloween? Let us know!