Petition seeks to change date of Halloween

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NBC, (WILX) - There's a move underway to move the date of Halloween.

An online petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October has gathered nearly 100,000 signatures.

Those behind the petition say changing the date to a Saturday would be easier for kids and parents who are trick-or-treating if festivities were held during a non-school or workday.

Changing the date would require President Trump to ask Congress to make it a government-regulated holiday.

Only six federal holidays have been created since 1888.

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