Could This Be The Last Halloween On Oct. 31st? 40K People Have Signed A Petition To Change The Date Of Halloween
By bonneville on October 31, 2018
Happy Halloween! Halloween fact 101: the world has celebrated Halloween on the last day of October dating back at least 2,000 years, when it was an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain and now the date could possibly change reported by Washington Post.
The Halloween & Costume Association started a national petition on Change.org asking that the White House move the annual holiday from October 31 to the last Saturday in the month. That would make Halloween more like Labor Day, which is always the first Monday in September regardless of the date and less like Independence Day, which is always on July 4th.
As on Tuesday night, more than 35K people have signed the Halloween petition. If the petition were to go through, it would not be the first time a national holiday has moved its date to accommodate the general public.
For more info on the Halloween petition, check out Change.org.