Law would make Halloween always on Saturday
All the parents who plan to race home from work Monday to throw a fast dinner together before shuffling kids out the door to trick-or-treat will likely be chearing on Rep. Tim Larson of Connecticut. He made the news last week with his idea to get his state to declare Halloween to be held "officially" on the last Saturday of October, regardless of the date.
It’s difficult for parents to get their sugar-saturated trick-or-treaters off to bed in time for school the next morning, he said. Moving the festivities to a Saturday would also enable the younger children to kick off their trick-or-treating earlier in the day when visibility is better.
Having just had three years when it fell on weekend nights, I have to say this idea is very appealing.
But it doesn't sound like he has convinced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose spokeman couldn't help being a little devilish. "Governor Malloy is afraid that ghouls, goblins and witches might get confused. So with all due respect to Representative Larson, the governor is going to keep Halloween on Oct. 31.”
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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