Survey: Move Halloween to Saturday!
It’s a case of tradition versus logic.
For centuries, Halloween has been associated with the last day of October. Many feel that tradition is outdated, however.
With what Halloween has become in the way of dressing up, parties and trick-or-treating, it falling on a weekday and having to get up for school or work can be a real drag.
While some feel stronger about it than others, most costume retailers have a higher level of anxiety the years Oct. 31 falls on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Party & Paper Retailer asked its readers via an online poll if they favor making Halloween a Saturday every year (i.e. Thanksgiving and Thursday or Memorial Day and Monday). Of the respondents, 71.4 percent said “yes.”
Time magazine penned a piece last year outlining the case for moving the holiday. The staff even started a WhiteHouse.gov petition, although nothing came of it.
There does seem to be support for the movement. It remains to be seen if enough will get behind the idea to make it happen.