A petition to move Halloween from the 31st of October to the last Saturday of October has gained over 44,000 signatures. The petition, which was started three months ago on Change.org, says a holiday deserving of a full day shouldn’t be crammed into two rushed hours on a weekday evening.
Parents are signing the petition due to the madness that comes with having Halloween fall on a school and work night. Teachers also support the change because of the negative impact it has on students the following school day.
“I am signing because I am an elementary school teacher. Halloween is massively disruptive to learning when it falls on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Saturday is the perfect day,” wrote one teacher.
How do you feel about the change? Cast your vote below.