Should Halloween be permanently moved to Saturday?

Something that is commonly asked and an idea that is frequently mentioned, is the idea of changing the date of Halloween to the permanent Saturday. There are several different opinions on this idea and many pros and cons are both argued. Some people think that it is safer for children to go trick-or-treating on a Saturday because according to there was “A study found an 83% increase in fatal crashes involving children and a 55% increase in pedestrian fatal crashes when Halloween falls on a weeknight.” Contrary to this study, others just personally believe that there are always more people on the streets driving in the dark and potentially driving under the influence. 

Another pro that is argued is the fact that this creates less stress on parents because it isn't a school night and overall makes Halloween more enjoyable. This is because you don’t have to stress about getting home and done with all your celebrations in enough time to sleep well for the next day at school. With it being on a weekend and not having to worry about school, this causes better academic performance for that week. If kids are more worried about their plans and games, then we may lose the attention of many students.  

Like it is stated above, it overall gives students and people more time in general. But, with more time sometimes leads to more time for kids to get in trouble or find themselves in dangerous situations. The last argument that I will mention is the fact that it just changes history and the original meaning. Some believe it's not worth changing history for. 

Overall I really don’t celebrate Halloween but if I did, I know I would want it to be on Saturday just for school reasons. I do not think that changing it to the permanent Saturday would mess up history and origins that much and I think it will have more of a positive impact then it would negative. I think the idea isn’t out of the ordinary and I could see in the future parents pushing for the change. 

Do you think we should change haloween to a saturday?

Would it mess up history if it was changed?

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    • I disagree with you because I think kids would be more happy for it to be on saturday because they would not have to go to school after being out that late. Also they don't have to change "halloween", they can just change the trick or treating day if people are upset about changing history, but then again history is changed all the time.

  • I think that it should be move to saturday or at least not have school or work the next day. I think that having it on a school night shouldn't be because everyone wants to have a good night and not have to worry about homework or waking up in the morning.

    • I agree, because it is a holiday, they should not have school the next day if they don't want to move the day because of history.

  • I think it would be a good idea to move Halloween to a Saturday.  If on a school night a lot of people are tired after school or work for the parents.  Those people don't want to come home and get their family ready after a long day of work. It would work better on Saturday as they would have all day. 

    • I agree that after a long day of work and school, they don't want to dress up and walk around town.

  •  I don't really celebrate Halloween, but I think it would be a  good idea to move it to a saturday. I think it would lower stress because it not a school night and the kids don't have to be fully rested. I don't think it would mess up the history and I could see this happening.

    • I agree it wouldnt mess up history.

  • Yes, it seems like a better day to go out and have fun. I feel like Halloween on a weekday just makes it not feel like a holiday. I don't really feel like it messes up history either. We would just be changing the day it lands on.

    • I agree that it doesnt feel like a holiday if it is on a week day.

  • I believe that it should be on a Saturday as it would be a lot more beneficial for those who mainly celebrate it, with those being children. Since children have school and after school activites that can last a long time it would be difficult for them to have any time to do what they need to after school, go trick or treating, and finish their homework.

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