There’s An Official Petition to Change the Date of Halloween — And Every Parent Said, AMEN.

Ah, Halloween. A night when we rush home from work after waiting forever in the drive-thru line at Sonic, only to dress our kids from head-to-toe in their very specially chosen Halloween costumes that we paid too much money for, only so they could wind up completely covered by winter parkas, hats and gloves.

Every parent knows the dreaded drill. Every year, Halloween is a night where we spend two hours at the end of every neighbor’s driveway only to spend another two hours at home, bargaining with sugar-buzzed kids to go to bed because there’s school tomorrow.

Parents and kids alike suffer year in and year out from post-halloween sugar-hangovers, and it’s all just something that could be completely avoided if Halloween was simply on a Saturday.

Well now there’s an official Change.org petition that seeks to make every parent’s Halloween dreams, a reality.

Created by the Halloween & Costume Association, the official petition, dubbed the “Saturday Halloween Movement,” seeks to permanently change the date of Halloween to the last Saturday of October.

Where do we sign?

The organizers want it to be a full day of celebration, much like many fall festivals and Halloween activities seek to accomplish, rather than cramming the holiday into  “two rushed evening weekday hours” after school and work.

Sounds like a promising idea to me!

The petition also notes that making Halloween an all-day long event would mean festivities would start earlier. Doing things during the day, or at least getting an earlier start to the trick-or-treating routine would mean a safer experience for kids and parents, along with warmer temperatures, and a lesser chance of kids getting injured while crossing the street at night in their all black grim reaper outfits.

Now that’s a holiday tradition we can get behind!


Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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