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Group petitions president to observe Halloween on Saturdays

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A trade group for the costume industry is petitioning President Donald Trump to change the traditional date to observe Halloween in the U.S.

An online petition posted on change.org had more than 67,000 people supporting a call celebrate the spooky occasion on the last Saturday of October, instead of October 31 as it is now.

The Halloween and Costume Association is behind the petition, saying moving Halloween to a Saturday would be safer, longer, and more stress-free.

According to the association, 51% of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, and it deserves a full day instead of cramming it “into two rushed evening weekday hours.”

Every year wfmj.com collects a list of Halloween events that include trick-or-treat dates and times throughout the Valley.

Those dates are usually set by trustees or council members in each community and can vary widely.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts, and vampires dates back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain.

Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

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