A Petition to Move Halloween to the Last Saturday of October Is Picking Up Steam

One group wants to move Halloween trick-or-treating to the weekend

July 26, 2019

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Last year, the Halloween and Costume Association launched a petition to celebrate Halloween on the last Saturday of October instead of the 31st. 

The theory is that the holiday could be celebrated in a more stress-free, family-friendly way where there is no school to contend with and trick-or-treaters would be able to scout the neighborhood for candy in the daylight hours, making it safer. 

The petition has almost 59,000 signatures and it’s growing.