A petition to move Halloween from the middle of the week to a Saturday has almost 100,000 signatures and counting.
We might not get many of them, and we might not even realize it, but for most of us, our years revolve around the holidays. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, or New Year, most of us love them because it means time off work, seeing our families, and celebrating with the ones we love. For those of us who love Halloween just as much as the holidays listed above, that is not the case.
If Christmas Day should fall on a weekday, most of us are given that day off, and even a number of days around it if we're lucky. Easter is always on a weekend as the date changes each year, so more people are able to celebrate it properly. Halloween, however, does not have that luxury. More often than not it falls on a weekday, which means we have a small window in the evening to enjoy the spookiest day of the year.
The Halloween & Costume Association is attempting to change that, reports People. The nonprofit has started a petition at Change.org in an attempt to get Halloween moved this year. Haloween falls on a Thursday this year, but the Halloween & Costume Association is lobbying that the creepy holiday be moved to two days later, so Saturday, November 2.
"Why cram it into two rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!," the Association has written on the petition. The idea is growing too. At the time of typing this, the petition is only a few hundred signatures short of surpassing the 100,000 mark. It has set a goal of 150,000 and at the rate it is currently being signed, we wouldn't be surprised to see it go beyond that well before Halloween.
As for what happens if the petition reaches its goal, well, that we're not sure of. Is there an official governing body that will declare Halloween has been moved? Or will it simply be a case of everyone universally agreeing that Halloween will take place on November 2 this year? We guess we'll find out the answer to that if and when the petition reaches its goal.