Halloween should officially be held on either the last or second-to-last Saturday in October, from noon to 8 p.m. This would solve the annoyance of Halloween falling on a weekday. Kids wouldn't be knocking on doors of houses that are still empty because people aren't home from work.

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Parents wouldn't have to come home from work and scramble to get their kids dressed. Offices and schools could have Friday afternoon Halloween parties.

Jay Eric, Locust Valley