Halloween is the Spoooookiest day of the year. Except this year Halloween won't be on the same day for everyone.
We wrote earlier about a petition to change Halloween, obviously normally on October 31, to the last Saturday in October. Purist are naturally upset, but the logic does make a lot of sense when you think about it.
The Halloween and Costume Association launched their campaign for the change earlier this fall and said they were hoping for 10,000 signatures. Today the petition has over 25,000 people supporting the move.
The organization has a number of reasons to change Halloween, namely protecting children.
"Halloween Trick or Treating for children would be much safer if celebrated during daylight hours, which can only happen on non school days like Saturday," wrote one supporter.
Most people will be celebrating the scariest of holidays this Wednesday, but Halloween will be changing in a number of cities in the Kentucky/Indiana area. It has nothing to do with a petition however, instead you can thank Mother Nature.
Bad weather has dozens of cities scrambling to adjust Halloween to make sure kids can safely satisfy their sweet teeth. Kentucky is slated to get a downpour on Wednesday, which would impact visibility for drivers already struggling to see trick-r-treaters.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer took to Twitter to warn residents.
Decisions about when to trick-or-treat have to be made at the neighborhood level. With inclement weather expected on Halloween, I'd encourage neighbors to speak with each other about the best date for a safe, fun trick-or-treat.— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) October 29, 2018
In Kentucky the areas with new Halloween times are:
- Barbour Manor (Louisville) - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Bardstown/ Nelson County - Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Carrollton - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Fort Knox - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Frankfort/ Franklin County - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Glenview Manor/ Northfield - Tuesday
- Grandel Farms (PRP) - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Graymoor-Devondale (Louisville) - Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Grayson County - Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Heavenly Heights (PRP) - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- City of Heritage Creek - Tuesday
- LaGrange - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Lake Forest - Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Lawrenceburg - Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- City of Meadow Vale - Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- City of Rolling Hills - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- City of St. Matthews - Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
- Trimble County - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In Indiana they are:
- Charlestown - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Clarksville - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Floyd County - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Milltown - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- New Albany - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- North Vernon - Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Scottsburg - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Sellersburg - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Washington County - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
While tales of poisoned candy or razor blades in chocolate are very rare, Halloween is still a dangerous time for kids. Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. I think the community leaders in Kentucky and Indiana have the right idea staying ahead of the weather and keeping children safe.