Should Halloween Be Moved?

Should trick or treating happen on a more convenient night? Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP/Getty Images


This year Halloween falls on a Sunday. Horrors! Should the haunting holiday be moved to a more convenient day?

The New York Times points out that while some holidays, such as Thanksgiving, always fall on a specific day of the week, Halloween is always October 31. Because October 31 is a Sunday this year, local officials in Chatham County, Ga., are asking parents to take their tots trick or treating on Saturday. Savannah Morning News columnist Tom Barton writes that this violates the Linus Rule -- "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin."

Regardless of when you go trick or treating, Halloween is the last day of October. Still, it would certainly be more convenient if it fell on a day that doesn't conflict with church and NFL football.

Do you think Halloween should be moved?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.