Should there be a National Trick or Treat Day?

NOW: Should there be a National Trick or Treat Day?

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) There’s a new day to mark on your calendars. National Trick or Treat Day has been added to the National Day Calendar.

National Trick or Treat Day is on the last Saturday in October, according to the National Day Calendar, which keeps track of 1,500 national days, national weeks and national months. 

This comes after a petition was created from the Halloween and Costume Association.

Many cities in Southeast Wisconsin already have trick-or-treating the last weekend in October.

South Milwaukee is the only city in Milwaukee County holding trick-or-treating on Halloween.

“This debate used to play out every year at our council. It was always a spirited debate,” said South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks.

“To me I started asking more and more, why don’t we just do it every year on the night it should be done? Halloween.”

“For me it makes it hard,” said Ann Bosanec who lives in Racine.

“I work in Milwaukee County and I can’t get home in time to hand out trick or treat candy, so I’ll miss half of it,” she said.

She’s on board with a National Trick or Treat Day occurring the last Saturday in October.

“I say ‘Boo’ to me, Halloween should be on Halloween,” said Brooks.

Trick or treating in South Milwaukee is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Halloween night.

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