A lot of my friends celebrated Halloween this past weekend, and why not? When the 31st falls on a Wednesday, smack dab in the middle of the week, you have to make a decision. Personally, I’m happy I’m going to a Halloween party next weekend because that gives me two days to find a costume that’s ON SALE!
But I digress, whichever night you decide to party on it’s worth remembering who the holiday is actually for, kids. As fun as it might be to think up a witty costume and drink copious amounts of punch until you look like a zombie (Halloween joke, get it?), October 31st is really about kids getting to dress up and ask for candy.
Furthermore, kids don’t really care what day of the week Halloween is on, they’re more concerned about the sugar rush they are about to receive, but their parents do care, which is why a petition has been started at Change.org to make Halloween the last Saturday of October, instead of the 31st.
The petition calls for a “safer, longer, stress free celebration” and sates many statistics about Halloween related injuries. The call for change was started by the Halloween and Costume Association and it’s directed to the President of The Unites States himself.
By the way, the reason we celebrate Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, on October 31st is because it’s the even of November 1st…the day on the Catholic calendar that honors all saints.