Halloween Not to Be on October 31st? One Politician Wants to Change the Date to Make It More Convenient

Is October 31st Sacred?

Some things are sacred.  There are fireworks on the Fourth of July, the tooth fairy comes to visit when you lose a tooth and Halloween always falls on October 31st.  But some trouble makers just can’t leave near-holy traditions be. Via Jezebel , we heard of the state representative who would like to change the last thing we mentioned. He wants to change the date of Halloween. Why?

Connecticut State Rep. Tim Larson basically thinks that Halloween being on the 31st, which will land on any day of the week is inconvenient — he would like to have the celebration of Halloween land on the last Saturday of the month.  “Halloween is [a] fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the kids ready for trick-or treating, welcome the neighborhood children, and then try to get everyone to bed for an early school and work morning.”

Personally, I’ve become attached to Halloween occurring on October 31st. There is something about that feeling of randomness when the holiday lands on a Monday, Tuesday or Sunday. Sure, us parents may have to “race home from work,” but for our kids, the thrill of going to school dressed up as Dracula is a memory that will last a lifetime.  Yes, some things are sacred and changing the date of Halloween to make it more convenient for adults just seems to be selfish.

What do you think? Would you like to see the date of Halloween changed?

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