Lawmakers review moving “Trick-or-Treat” day

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(WTNH) — It’s a big debate, moving Trick-or-Treat Day to the last Saturday in October, and on Monday, Connecticut lawmakers discussed it.

Ashley Floyd said, “It’s not a spiritual day or anything, why not? I don’t see what the big deal is they are just getting candy.”

Calvet Young told News 8, “I say it would ruin tradition a little bit. I always thought it was fun going out on a weeknight when I was a little kid, and trick-or-treating, and you’re not going to be up super late anyway.”

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It’s being debated by the government administration and elections committee. If “Trick-or-Treat” day would happen the last Saturday of October, it would be designated as the day to collect and give out candy.

Some parents say it would make things a bit easier for kids. Ernest Blue added, “I really don’t think it would make that much of a difference. I think people will adjust and I think it’s better Saturday is the weekend. I think it’s good.” Lawrence Washington added, “It doesn’t get in the way of school. You can plan your day around it.”

Star 99.9 morning show personalities Anna and Raven have been pushing to make Trick-or-Treating uniform across the state. Anna Zap said, “It is a day that children can go out on their weekend when they don’t have any other obligations, stay out a little bit later. The parents can be home not worried about rushing home from work and kinds just make it more fun for everybody in the neighborhood.”

Original Story: Trick-or-Treat debate: Move Halloween to Saturday?

It’s a way to help teachers and parents tired of having Halloween festivities during the week.

Riley Richmond said, “As a student for like my entire life the weekends definitely made more sense to go out late and get candy.” Washington said,  “I don’t know much about the tradition of Halloween but they change everything else for more convenience so I don’t see a problem with it.” Others said don’t mess with tradition. Young added, “It is something to look forward to in the middle of the week.”

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