Halloween is a day kids look forward to all year. It’s a day where children proudly wear their wacky outfits, ring strangers’ doorbells, and get free candy from said strangers. It’s pretty much the best day ever. But this year it looks like Halloween may be cancelled or rescheduled for thousands of kids.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went to Twitter to announce that “If conditions are not safe on Wednesday for Trick or Treating, I will sign an Executive Order rescheduling
#Halloween.” But as of this posting he hasn’t made the cancellation final. But some have made the cancellation official. Manhattan’s annual Village Halloween Parade won’t be happening. “For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the New York Police Department have canceled the parade,” the organizers said in a statement on the parade’s official website. “We hope that everyone who would have come to the parade is safe, and that those who can volunteer to help out at one of the Emergency Outreach Centers near you.”
In New Jersey various towns from Salem City to Medford have already gone ahead and rescheduled their festivities, with their trick or treating taking place on November 2nd instead of October 31st.
New Jersey and New York weren’t the only places to have to cancel or reschedule Halloween. In Beckley, West Virgina, according to CNN there was so much snowfall in the last 24 hours that trick or treating had to be called off.
Oh, and if you were planning on going to Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in Manhattan? You better make other plans. The supermodel, Project Runway host, and mom of four tweeted, “Hope you & your loved ones are safe after the storm. Canceling my Halloween party…postponing to a haunted Christmas.”
Is Halloween going to be canceled or rescheduled in your town?