Could the spookiest day of the year no longer be on October 31? That’s the hope of a group called the Halloween & Costume Association, which started a Change.org petition last week to move the holiday to the last Saturday of October. The group, also known as the Halloween Industry Association, state on the petition: “It’s time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration! Let’s move Halloween to the last Saturday of October! … Why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!”
… The petition isn’t doing so well, and not everyone agreed with all of the group’s arguments. As one comment noted: “This is ridiculous. People already celebrate the weekend before regardless of what day of the week it falls on. You clearly do not know the origins of Halloween. This is just to sell more costumes and decorations. Halloween is a religious holiday for some people,” another added.