It seems this happens every year. Could this be the year?
A petition has been started by a group that feels Halloween would be better, and safer, on a Saturday and the signature count is picking up momentum.
In the petition, the group cites these reasons as to why there should be a change for what they call a safer, longer, stress-free celebration by moving Halloween to the last Saturday of October:
3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. Talk to your kids about safety before they head out!
82% of parents don’t use high visibility aids on their costume, be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light up accessories
63% of children don’t carry a flashlight while they are tick-or-treating. Grab a clip-on light if they don’t want to carry one! Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks
65% of parents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children. Talk with your kids and offer ways to ensure a fun and safe experience
70%of parents don’t accompany their children trick-or-treating. You’re never too old to trick-or-treat! Grab a costume and take advantage of some good ol’ fashioned family bonding!
51% Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!
What are your thoughts? Do you agree?