Make Halloween a Federal Holiday!
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Make Halloween a Federal Holiday!

    1. George Simpson
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      George Simpson

      Brooklyn, United States

We must stop the war on Halloween. It is a sacred day for most Americans, and a precious part of our shared cultural heritage, yet it doesn't receive the esteem it deserves.

We call for Halloween to be firmly established as a federal holiday with paid time off as our national birthright.

We demand an end to any and all attempts to undermine Halloween's observance, including but not limited to: homework, toothbrushes given out as "treats," banning costumes in schools and the workplace, so-called "hell houses" and other non-secular Halloween "alternatives," razor blades hidden inside irresistible candy apples, gang shootings in the Castro, overbearing bureaucratic responses to isolated incidents during public celebrations of the day, bed times, candy rationing, no trespassing signs, and Michael Myers (taking it too far, man).

Halloween has been around longer than any other public holiday aside from Christmas. It's high time we recognize that "gay Christmas" is too important for any American to give up on. We must fight for Halloween together.

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    • Jordan Baxter OLIVE HURST, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Love halloween

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    • George Simpson BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES
      • 11 months ago

      In time for this year's festivities, I'm launching this petition again. Spread the word!

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    • Mina Tiwari READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because halloween is the best holiday by far. it is the one time a year where you can dress up as whatever you want without looking really weird and i think this should be celebrated by everyone, worldwide.

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    • jon epperson KENNEWICK, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Halloween is uniquely recent yet ancient.

      Uniquely American yet universal.

      It should be recognized by as many American institutions as possible.

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    • Shairylann Lisonbee COLFAX, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is celebrated everywhere in the United States, but we have to take off time from work in order to participate fully, and the following day is a lost day at work due to exhaustion. Working parents should have time to be with their children on a holiday that is secular, extremely popular and is very time consuming.

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