U.S. seeks to change Halloween's date

Source : 112 Ukraine

Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated across the U.S. on October 31; yet, some people are looking to change this
18:27, 26 October 2018


An online movement to change the date of Halloween started, as WearyTV reports.

'Halloween has been celebrated by many people in different cultures and religious groups. According to the History Channel, the Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain,' the message says.

Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated in the U.S. on October 31, and yet, some people are looking to change this.

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'There is a petition on for the national petition to commission President Trump to change the date of Halloween,' the news agency reported.

Here are the reasons why would some citizens change Halloween to the Saturday of October, as the news agency refers to:

- '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 side walks and use cross walks

- 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!?!'


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It was also noted that 2,184 out of 2,500 people have signed the petition so far.

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