According to USA Today, The Halloween Costume Association has been trying to get the government to change Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday in October. They have a petition that contains more than a hundred and fifty thousand signature in favor of changing the holiday, but so far the government has not budged. So, they decided to make their own holiday called National Trick-or-Treat Day.

National Trick-or-Treat Day has already been added to the National Day Calendar for next year so I guess that makes it official. I hate change as much as the next person, but I honestly don't think this is that bad of an idea.

I think it's easier for parents to take kids trick-or-treating on a Saturday than it would be, say for instance, this year, when Halloween falls on a Thursday. Plus the kids wouldn't have to worry about getting up early to go to school the next day.

A lot of Trunk or Treats, Halloween Parties, and Halloween  parades take place on the Saturday before Halloween anyway, so why not let the kids go trick-or-treating that day as well.

My only concern is what will actually happen next year. Will National Trick-or-Treat Day become so popular that kids will actually trick or treat on the Saturday before Halloween? I'm sure some kids will be double-dipping and go trick-or-treating on both the Saturday before and then again on Halloween day itself.

Let us know how you feel about this subject.

[via USA Today/National Day Calendar]