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The Saturday Halloween Movement: A petition beseeches Trump to reschedule the spooky celebration - Boston Globe

Leave it to the calendar to put a major cramp in trick-or-treating.

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. Hump day, smack in the middle of the workweek. Hoping to help a child put the finishing touches on a Super Mario outfit? Better not get caught at the office. Planning to turn in early for school the next day? Better put down the Skittles.

A solution to this irksome scheduling has been suggested by the Halloween Industry Association, which represents companies whose interest in ensuring Americans can properly spook one another each year is hardly opaque. The group, which also calls itself the Halloween and Costume Association, is petitioning President Trump to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October.

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The Saturday Halloween Movement: A petition beseeches Trump to reschedule the spooky celebration - Boston Globe