Say it ain't so Great Pumpkin! Could the spookiest day of the year be no longer on Oct. 31? Well, that's the goal of a group who call themselves the Halloween & Costume Association. They have even started an online petitionto move the holiday to the last Saturday of October.
There would be sporadic years where trick or treaters would hit the neighborhood streets October 31; it just would be in those years where that particular Saturday actually fell ON October 31. Many of the people who signed commented about favoring a pre-darkness period that would things safer for the kids.
“It's time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let's move Halloween to the last Saturday of October!” So far, the group has gathered almost 10,000 signatures. Not everyone is on-board with the idea, however. On lady wrote "The ONLY reason they want the date changed is for money reasons. The more people trick or treat, the more costumes sold, the more money in their pocket! Get real!!" What do YOU think?