Saturday is for Halloween


Evanna N'Davu, staffer

100,000 people have recently signed a petition to permanently move Halloween to the last Saturday of October instead of the 31st. Concerned parents are keen on this idea because young trick-or-treaters will be able to go out earlier, before dark, without being held back by school. This is also beneficial to adolescents and adults since they are free to sleep in the next day from any festivities the night before. Would it be blasphemous to change this influential date? A fellow staffer Bayo, says, “If it was on a Saturday, I wouldn’t have to worry about it as much.” A Halloween lover, mom, and an anonymous source says, “No. Halloween is on the 31st and always has been and it needs to stay that way.” Though we have some conflicting views, I think the most important opinion would be of little kids. Since high school is full of teens, I had to get my source from a close friend’s little sibling. Ayaan Hussain, age 11, says, “Yes because the 31st is a weekday and it should be on a weekend.” In this day and age, it seems moving the date of this spooky holiday is beneficial for everyone except for some die-hards. If the day does get officially changed, let’s hope there is no ghosts coming after us.