According to USA Today, a petition to change Halloween to the last Saturday of October is picking up steam.

Trick or Treating on a school night is a hassle, and grown up Halloween parties deserve a Saturday night time slot, so why not make Halloween a holiday like Memorial Day that is always the last Monday in May? This topic has come up in my life every year that Halloween hasn't fallen on a Saturday. My kids are still Trick or Treating, so when Halloween falls on a school night what follows is a tired, grumpy, sugar-crash school day.

Our kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car on Halloween, so safety first:

  • Add high visibility to costumes using reflective tape, finger lights, glow sticks and other glowing accessories.
  • Plan your route, stay on side walks and use cross walks.
  • Go Trick or treating with your kids to assure that they are safe. It's also a lot of fun and great family bonding.

Personally, I'm all for the change of date. I struggle to get home in time for goblins and ghouls who hit up my porch for candy at 5p. It's already dark out by that time and the kids have been in their costumes since 3:30 just chomping at the bit!

Sign the petition at change.org if you are interested.

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