Lawmaker Wants to Change Halloween to Another Day
A lawmaker wants to change Halloween to another day. Find out why he wants to change the day in this article.
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I saw an article about a lawmaker who wants to change a longstanding tradition. He wants to change Halloween to another day.
A Connecticut State Rep named Tim Larson is proposing an idea to change Halloween to another day. He wants to change Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday of October. He thinks this will be easier for working parents to be able to take their children out trick-or-treating than taking them out during the week. He wants the kids to go trick-or-treating in the afternoon instead of at night. He feels it will be safer for kids to go on Saturday afternoon while it’s still light outside instead of going at night. He also thinks that it will be more fun for kids because they won’t have to go to school the next day. They can enjoy the Halloween day without having to stop trick-or-treating so soon.
He can’t do anything about the day this year, but he’s hoping that he can make this proposal happen next year. He thinks this will be better for the economy. Even though Halloween is not declared a state holiday, he wants it to be celebrated on the last Saturday of the month the way Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November.
I am two-sided about this issue. As long as I remembered, Halloween has always been October 31st regardless of the day it landed on. I remember trick-or-treating with my sister and friends every year after school. My mother used to work at night, but she still managed to take my sister and me as well as our friends out trick-or-treating every year. I loved that time of year. It was dark, but we still had fun. It would be so weird to see kids trick-or-treating on a day that wasn’t on the 31st. It’s traditionally done on October 31st so why rock the boat? Other holidays land on days besides Saturday, but they aren’t changed. Christmas and New Years land on different days of the week, but they won’t be changed.
On the other hand, it would be safer for kids to trick-or-treat during the daytime. This will help for busy parents who have to rush and take their children out trick-or-treating before it was too late. The one thing I didn’t like about trick-or-treating was having to come home early because my mother had to go to sleep. When Halloween landed on a weekday, I didn’t like having to come home early because I had to go to school the next day. Trick-or-treating on Saturday could eliminate that problem. The kids could stay out all day and have Sunday to enjoy the candy.
What do you think of the lawmaker wanting to change Halloween to another day? Are you for this change or do you think it should stay on October 31st? I would love to know your thoughts.