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Sound Off: Should Halloween Be Moved to the Last Saturday in October?

A state representative from Conn. is proposing a set day for Halloween.

With 'Snowtober' now a memory, the mercury on Long Island is expected reach the mid-50s this Halloween with only a slight chance of rain. Certainly pleasant enough for the little ones to collect some tasty treats, but then again, it is Manic Monday...

Would it be easier if the festivities were set for a weekend, instead of whatever day Oct. 31 happens to land on? That’s what one Connecticut state representative is .

Democrat Tim Larson’s idea: Designate Halloween as the last Saturday in October.

"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 in bed for an early school and work morning," said Larson in a news release.

"Halloween has also become one of the top holidays for retailers selling candy, decorations, costumes and general party supplies. Jobs are created by this holiday, so let's make it a little more fun and safe for everyone, and create some jobs too,” he said.

What do you think—should New York follow suit? Would you like to see Halloween fall on the same day every year?

Al 17 November 01, 2011 at 12:30 PM
David F: separating Halloween from All Saints Day would make Halloween and its traditions irrelevent. It was traditionally believed that the souls of the departed wandered the earth until All Saints Day, and All Hallow's Eve provided one last chance for the dead to gain vengeance on their enemies before moving onto the next world. To avoid being recognised by a soul, Christians would wear masques and costumes to disguise themselves, following the lighted candles set by others to guide their travel for worship the next day. Today, this practice has been perpetuated through trick-or-treating.
Snookie Barboza Tapp November 01, 2011 at 04:26 PM
abxolutely not!!! What reason would you have to move the day??? I agree with David F. All Saints day needs to live on!
gina November 02, 2011 at 11:43 PM
So whats next??? Change Christmas so it always falls on a saturday? Sometimes things should be left alone. Gee...then maybe nobody should work on sundays! Now there is a concept...family time! Oh, now i remember, long long ago...
David Fishman November 03, 2011 at 01:22 AM
You realize I am FOR moving the day, so all Saints day is not over shadowed by Halloween? People need to get it through their head that Halloween and All Hallows Eve are now two separate entities. They may have started the same but are no longer, if you want any hope of salvaging All Hallows eve it must be separated from Halloween
john smith October 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Its a kids holiday so they can have fun dressing up and trick or treating. To trick or treat on a weekend would be more practicle. Nothing more nothing less.


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