Snickers Pledges to Give Away A Million Snickers if Halloween is Moved
People want to change the date of Halloween, and now Snickers is adding a little wager!
Have you heard about this? Apparently there's an online petition where people want the date of Halloween officially moved. They want Halloween to be on the last Saturday of October instead of the 31st. Now they're actually not wanting to change Halloween, it'll still be the 31st, but they're wanting to make it official that the last Saturday is "National Trick or Treat Day" and I have mixed feelings on this.
Snickers also tweeted that if the official date is moved, they'll give away a million free Snickers. While I'm not typically one to turn down free candy, I'm still on the fence about this.
The petition online to change Halloween has garnered over 124,000 signatures, with a goal of hitting 150,000. Here's what the petition says about moving the holiday:
Instead of changing the date that American’s celebrate Halloween, we will be adding an additional day of festivities in partnership with Party City and other brands. National Trick or Treat Day will take place annually on the last Saturday of October so families across the country can participate in community parades, throw neighborhood parties and opt for daytime Trick or Treating.
We will launch the #ALLoween campaign designed to support the all-day celebration of National Trick or Treat Day AND the time-honored traditions of Halloween on October 31st.
With your support, we will create a safer, longer, bigger celebration for ALL by making National Trick or Treat Day official!
If you agree with this, you can sign the petition here.
Personally Halloween is my favorite holiday. So I'm all about adding more Halloween festivities to my life. But I don't want to take away from the magic that is October 31st. So I'm on the fence. What do you think? Should we create National Trick or Treat Day? Or leave a good thing alone?