(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Could we move the holiday to the end of the month…
October 31 will no longer be the official date of Halloween if some petitioners get their way.
According to an article from ABC News, as of July 25, more than 60,000 people have already signed an online Change.org petition to move the celebration of Halloween to the last Saturday in October rather than on the 31st. That number has since jumped to more than 106,000 signatures.
The Halloween & Costume Association, who started the petition, was aiming for 75,000 signatures (now updated to 150,000), ABC News said, citing a move could create a “Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration.”
About 3,800 injuries occur each year as a result of Halloween, and about 70% of trick-or-treaters go unaccompanied by their parents, according to the Halloween & Costume Association, ABC News said. More