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Old Today, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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There are lots of reasons to hate holidays: traffic, awkward family reunions, expensive gifts that would wring a tear from anyone's wallet. But if there's one celebration absent from all of this holiday drama, it's Halloween.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us/ha...rnd/index.html
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Old Today, 01:02 AM
 
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Good thing CNN avoided the cultural appropriation angle with Halloween here.
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Old Today, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Halloween is not a federal holiday. You don't need a petition to change anything. Just celebrate it when you want to, which is pretty much what people have been doing for a decade or two, ever since adults decided to dress up at work.

I will say that Halloween is my idea of a useless holiday.
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Old Today, 02:25 AM
 
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Christmas is cool because I see my parents and siblings, thanksgiving because food, Halloween is awesome because I like the dark themed atmosphere.
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Old Today, 03:02 AM
 
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Halloween is great and this os both good and bad.
Good because people will no longer be confused about when to celebrate. Bad because currently people with little ones celebrate it the weekend before with adult parties anyway, but on the 31st they are with the kids trick or treating. Tough to do both on the same night.
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Old Today, 03:16 AM
 
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Originally Posted by phinneas j. whoopee View Post
Halloween is great and this os both good and bad.
Good because people will no longer be confused about when to celebrate. Bad because currently people with little ones celebrate it the weekend before with adult parties anyway, but on the 31st they are with the kids trick or treating. Tough to do both on the same night.
Thatís a great point!
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Old Today, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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It's a Christian Festival that predates the US itself and dates back to the 8th Century and Pope Gregory III.

All Hallows Eve is on the 31st October and the following day the 1st November is 'All Saints Day' in most christan cultures.

Religions - Christianity: All Hallows' Eve - BBC

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Old Today, 05:32 AM
 
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Better to just ban Halloween altogether to make sure children are unable to culturally appropriate the culture of others. We have to prevent kids from wearing Indian costumes at all costs!
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Old Today, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Nah.

~Parent of two elementary kids
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Old Today, 05:47 AM
 
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Halloween is not a federal holiday and the President or the federal government has no say in such matters. It is a cultural tradition, so this type of 'petition' is pointless.
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