It's too bad that more times than not, the sugar-laden holiday is set right in the middle of the week, when would-be revelers have to go to bed early.
The Roots of Halloween are a lot deeper than Party City commercials might have you believe. Halloween, at abbreviation for All Hallows' Eve, originated as a pagan festival celebrated by the Celts thousands of years ago.
So how does it make a spooky holiday safer? In theory, Halloween would kick off during daylight hours and not interfere with work or school schedules.
Maybe that's what makes the petition appealing to so many. The organization has scraped together 58,980 signatures, and more are coming in by the day.
After its rallying cry, the petition lists safety tips for both parents and partiers. Grab a clip-on-light Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. "
Why is a petition started a year ago just picking up steam in the middle of July? The fiery glory of the Fourth of July must have worn off, and people are looking forward to the next holiday on the calendar.