Petition could move Halloween to the last Saturday of October after getting more than 120,000 signatures
Petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October could reach the White House for a & # 39; formal decision & # 39; after obtaining more than 120,000 signatures
- Petition hoped to change Halloween until the last Saturday of October
- They believed it could be safer and could mean fewer child deaths
- It received 50,000 signatures in five days and has more than 120,000 so far
- To appear before the president, it needs 100,000 in one month
Halloween celebrations can be moved to the last Saturday of October after one online petition has received more than 120,000 signatures.
The organizers hope that a date change for the holiday can lead to a & # 39; safe, longer, stress-free party & # 39; for both children and parents.
They started the petition last year, but within the last five days it has received more than 50,000 signatures.
To appear before Donald Trump for a & # 39; formal decision & # 39; needs a petition 100,000 people to sign up within a month, according to the White House.
Founded by the non-profit Halloween & Costume Association, they believe it can make trick-or-treat safer and less rushed than when it falls on a school night.
The National Security Council reported that twice as many children are likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year.
The online petition (above) needed 100,000 signatures to appear before the White House within a month for a & # 39; formal decision & # 39;
If it receives sufficient support, President Trump (above) would consider changing Halloween to the last Saturday of October
According to the petition on Change.org there are 3,800 Halloween-related injuries every year and 51 percent of the millennials cite the holiday as their favorite.
& # 39; Why do we cram it into 2 hurried evening hours on weekdays when it deserves a full day! & # 39; the page wrote.
Further statistics added that 65 percent of parents do not discuss Halloween safety with their children and 70 percent do not accompany them from trick or treat.
About 83 percent of parents do not include well-visible aids in their children's costumes and 63 percent of children do not wear flashlights.
The organizers have posted: & # 39; Talk to your children and offer ways to ensure a fun and safe experience.
& # 39; Discuss safety, plan a route in advance, stay on sidewalks and use pedestrian crossings. & # 39;
If the petition is accepted after reaching the White House, Halloween is celebrated on Saturday 26 instead of Thursday 31.
A campaign proponent, chocolate maker Snickers has vowed to spend a million free candy bars in America if it is successful.
The organizers of the petition believe that changing the day into a weekend will make the holiday & # 39; safe, longer and stress-free & # 39; could make
The petition demands 100,000 signatures in a month to reach the Trump (left) in the White House (right) where it will be decided once and for all
Snickers have vowed to spend a million free candy bars when it passes
The celebration of Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic festival of Somhain, where visitors light big bonfires and wear costumes to scare ghosts, according to The History Channel.
The date for them meant the end of the summer and the beginning of the dark, cold winter that was typically associated with death.
They believed that on October 31, the gap between the world of the dead and the living faded, allowing ghosts to pass the earth.
Many have supported the proposed change online.
Howard Beige wrote: & # 39; Halloween Trick or Treating for children would be much safer if it is celebrated during the day, which can only happen on non-school days such as Saturday. & # 39;
Danielle Paris added: & # 39; It's more logical to always have it on a Saturday so we don't have to worry about getting the kids home and in bed early for school the next day. Moreover, for most people they do not have to worry that day or the day after. & # 39;
Others on Twitter took a more jovial tone, with user Oscar writing: & # 39; Don't you dare and try and & # 39; change the date & # 39; of #Halloween. You can't do that. The universe does not allow you. So don't bother. & # 39;
Another, Max Booth III posted: & # 39; Petition to move Halloween to the entire month of October and also the other eleven months.
Meagan Navarro added: & # 39; Petitions to move the Halloween date are not relevant. We all know that Halloween is the entire month of October. Problem solved. & # 39;
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