Here at Most of Us, we usually like to talk about what brings Canadians together. But today, we’re going to take a break from that to tackle a divisive issue: whether Halloween should always be held on a Saturday, regardless of when Oct. 31 falls.
A new survey, conducted by Research Co., found that a plurality of Canadians (43 per cent) don’t want to celebrate Halloween on the last Saturday in October every year, whereas 41 per cent do.
Only one region in the country said it would be comfortable celebrating the holiday on a day that isn’t Oct. 31…. Quebec. In la belle province, 53 per cent of respondents said they would be happy to do so. Montreal has actually officially moved its Halloween celebrations to Friday this year as the city was expected to see a heavy dousing of rain on Thursday evening.
The province with the smallest percentage of people in support of moving Halloween was British Columbia, where just 31 per cent of residents were on board with such an idea.