Move Halloween? Petition seeks to change holiday from Oct. 31 to last Saturday of October


Courtesy: Kaley Lynch (WIVB)

Unlike other popular holidays like Thanksgiving, Labor Day, and Memorial Day, Halloween has always fallen on the same day. 

However, a petition is circling the internet looking to move the holiday from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday of October. 

The petition, which can be found here, has over 3,500 signatures.

The petition reads: “It’s time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration!” 

According to, Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain. Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor saints in the 8th century. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, which later became Halloween. 

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