Halloween 2014 is on a Friday night, colliding with a long-standing Ohio Valley tradition: high school football. Since many cities across the Ohio Valley are worried about increased traffic from the football games, and small children out trick-or-treating, most have moved the popular holiday to be celebrated on Thursday night instead.
Opinions from local students seemed to be mixed on the issue of moving trick or treating.
“I think Halloween would be better on the 31st because it has been a tradition,” said Brandon, and 8th grade student. Patricia, a student at St. Vincent said she agrees, “it has been on the 31st for a long time and I don’t think it would be a idea to move the holiday.”
Fellow St. Vincent student Brian said he thinks football is still important, but he finds Halloween to be more important. Lindsay, an 8th grade student said it doesn’t really matter what night trick-or-treating falls on. “You still have Halloween. It’s not that big of a deal to switch it around,” she said.
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