Petitions to move Halloween from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday of the month are gaining steam, and it looks like Snickers really wants the petition to gain support with lawmakers.
The candy bar company took to social media to tell America that if the government officially changed the date of Halloween to the last Saturday of October, it would offer 1 million Snickers to Americans everywhere.
A Thursday Halloween? Not Satisfying. Halloween on the last Saturday of October? Satisfying. If the Fed Govt makes it official, we’ll offer 1 million free SNICKERS to America. Join the petition! https://t.co/EycXXuc0tB — SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) July 26, 2019
The petition has over 138,000 signatures, just a couple thousand short of its goal.
Most of the support for the petition has to do with increasing the safety and fun on Halloween night.
The petition cites there are 3,800 Halloween-related injuries a year. It's not clear if moving the holiday to Saturday would decrease the number of injuries, but the petition does say it would add another day of celebration instead of a rushed weekday.
As for Snickers, some people called the company out on social media, saying they were supportive of the petition so they could sell more candy on a weekend Halloween night, with some vowing to boycott the candy bars.
Graham Media Group 2019