Diatribe: Halloween Is On October 31st … Even If It Rains.
Last summer, during the first week of July, there was a series of what felt like never-ending thunderstorms. The ground was quickly saturated and creeks and streams quickly filled to unusually high levels for that time of year. It seemed that the topic of conversation focused entirely on the possibility of rain interrupting Independence Day fireworks celebrations. Authorities in several local municipalities worked diligently to reschedule the fireworks celebrations. I thought they should simply be cancelled. After all, you can’t reschedule the fourth day of July.
Now they’re trying to reschedule Halloween because it’s going to rain.
Cities across the Midwest and most of the eastern half of the United States are moving their “official” trick-or-treat times because of severe weather predictions. Are parents no longer capable of determining whether or not they should keep their children inside and out of the rain?
I think this is ridiculous. When I was a kid and it rained on Halloween night, we either got wet when we went trick-or-treating or we didn’t go. Changing the date wasn’t an option and it shouldn’t be today.
When it comes to passing out candy on my front porch I’m the only one that gets to determine when it happens. At my house, Halloween is on October 31st … even if it rains.
Do you think it’s alright to reschedule Halloween because of bad weather?
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