Halloween Confusingly Postponed Across Mid-Atlantic Region
It’s been a rough couple Halloweens for many kids in the northeast, where the holiday was similarly disrupted by a freak snowstorm last year. It looked bad as soon as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tweeted, in the teeth of the hurricane, that he’d sign an executive order postponing observance—and indeed, this morning, he did just that, setting it for November 5. After All Saints’ Day? The ghosts are not gonna like this one bit.
And now different towns are picking different dates as they see fit. Montclair, N.J., for example, is asking trick-or-treaters to go about their sugar-seeking business from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. TRICK-OR-TREATING IN THE DAYTIME? SURELY YOU JEST. Although I guess it will also cut down on malicious mischief and vandalism—which also seems largely pointless, given the property damage already inflicted up and down the coast.
And you know who really suffers? The candy companies. All they wanted was to stuff children so full of their products that they got sick. So do them a favor today: whether you’re expecting your doorbell to ring or not, pick up some economy-size bags of fun-size chocolate bars, sit in the dark and diligently consume the lot. A sexy costume isn’t required, but it might help get you in the mood.
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