Halloween October 31st… every years since the 16th century according to history, but now one Connecticut lawmaker wants to change the date. But why?
4029tv.com reports that Representative Tim Larson of Connecticut is making a huge push to change Halloween official date from October 31st to just the last Saturday of October, a kind of floating holiday resembling Labor Day and Thanksgiving who’s dates are different every year.
Larson states that he believes by changing Halloween’s date it would benefit families so they would not feel so rushed after work and school to take their children trick or treating. Larsen also believes that it would be safer for the children if they were only allowed to trick or treat during the day.
Here is what a few parents around Cincinnati thought about Connecticut’s proposal.
Kim A said “Wow,is this what really needs to be addressed right now? People are out of work, losing their homes and this is what they want to change? Unbelievable the effort that is put into such non important issues. Wake up people!”
Lisa W stated “What is next changing Christmas to July so families can work a summer vacation into the holiday. Halloween has and should always remain on October 31st. Families have survived for decades rushing with their children to take them trick or treating, it’s called life folks deal with it.”
“I think that this is a terrible idea because part of the mystery and appeal for the spooky holiday comes from kids dressing up and walking the neighborhood at night trick or treating. It is suppose to be a little scary and dangerous ‘feeling’ for the kids. Stop trying to change what people have been comfortable with throughout history. I agree with the others put the time in the really important things that need taken care of in the United States. This is just a stupid waste of time.“
“In most areas they have designated times for trick or treating anyway depends on the communities, some are not actually on Halloween night anyway,” add another.
So there you have it folks, now we want to know what you think about this?
Halloween date change yes, no, or who cares?
Larson’s change will not be pushed through in time for this year’s Halloween, but he said he is going to try to make his idea happen for next year.
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