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Online petition to change the date of Halloween surpasses 57,000 signatures

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 17:56:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An online petition seeking to change the date of Halloween is picking up steam.

The National Petition to Move Halloween! was started last year and seeks to have the holiday moved to the last Saturday in October, so it can be celebrated on a weekend instead of during the week.

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year.

The petition was first started with the hopes of getting 2,500 signatures. It now has more than 57,000 signatures with a goal of 75,000.

51% Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!The petition, started by the Halloween & Costume Association, hopes to get the proposal to the President of the United States.