Keep Halloween As Is

Keep Halloween As Is

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The Halloween & Costume Association wants to move Halloween from October 31 to the Saturday before. Or they did. Now they want to create a National Trick or Treat Day that moves one of Halloween's most beloved traditions to the Saturday before if October 31 falls on a day other than a Saturday.

We get it. Halloween is a lot more fun when it happens on Saturday. You can stay out longer and stay up later.

But not every day can be Halloween, and not every Halloween falls on a weekend.

We at Haunt Jaunts want to preserve this beloved holiday in all its glory exactly as it is and has always been. We're asking for the support from fellow Halloweenies. Here's why we need to band together:


The HCA's main argument claims the move will make Halloween safer and give people a chance to celebrate more.


Any true Halloween lover knows Halloween is a season unto itself. Most people celebrate with parties and such the Friday or Saturday before anyway if Halloween falls on a "school/work" night. Heck, a true devotee enjoys Halloween festivities every weekend in October!

And there's no proof it'll be any safer for kids. In fact, it might be more dangerous if Halloween always falls on a Saturday since more people would have the opportunity to be out and about. 

What it really is is a way to sell more costumes. Don't buy the hype.


If you're a parent, you should be offended because check out these stats HCA uses:

  • "65% of parents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children."
  • "82% of parents don’t use high visibility aids on their costume..."
  • "70% of parents don’t accompany their children trick-or-treating."

They don't cite where they get the stats, but really? Do you buy them? Especially in this era of Helicopter Parents?

We don't. We see them for what they are: scare tactics.

Plus, there are plenty of adults who celebrate Halloween. (Maybe even more than children?) Why should we be made to suffer?

We shouldn't. 


If you believe Halloween should be left as is, this is the petition you want to sign. 

Those parents who support a Saturday move knew what day it fell on when they decided to have kids.

Don’t create them if you can’t appreciate them --and all that comes with them. Like Trick-or-Treating during Halloweens that fall on weeknights.

Leave Halloween alone. 

Sign this petition to show your support for keeping a great American tradition as is and settle the debate once and for all.

Note: Does this petition really need to go to the President? No. But the HCA wants to send theirs to him. We want to be sure to have a counter petition for him to consider.


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