National Trick-or-Treat Day Is Now Official, But What Exactly Does That Mean for Halloween?
A petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October has been gaining traction on the internet since earlier this summer—and something has finally come of it. With more than 150,000 signatures, the Halloween & Costume Association's petition has resulted in a change—albeit not the one they'd originally been lobbying for.
Instead of actually changing the date that Americans celebrate the spooky holiday, there will now be an additional day of festivities—in partnership with Party City and other brands—called National Trick or Treat Day. The day's officially made it on the National Day Calendar. It will take place annually on the last Saturday of October (and it's actually an officially registered holiday, as of now) so that families can celebrate Halloween their own way.