Halloween-like holiday, ‘National Trick or Treat Day,’ sparks debate about proposed new date

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You might want to pick up that Halloween candy sooner rather than later, in case any neighborhood kids show up early.

A Change.org petition pushing for Halloween’s date to be changed from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October has changed its tactics, as the group behind the movement is now trying to anoint the final Saturday of the month as “National Trick or Treat Day.”

In October 2018, a Change.org petition organized by the Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) made national headlines amid its quest to officially move Halloween’s signature festivities (most notably, trick-or-treating) to the last Saturday of October each year.

As of Friday morning, the appeal has racked up over 151,000 online signatures to date, shattering last year’s original goal of 7,500 signees.


Article URL: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/halloween-national-trick-or-treat-day-date-controversy

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