When you think of Halloween, the first thing that comes to most people's minds may be a ghost, goblins, pumpkins, scary movies and of course candy. You also think of October 31, right? After all, that is the date millions of youngsters and adults alike have celebrated All Hallows Eve for over 100 years. That may all come to an end soon.

Halloween movement

When it comes to tricks and treats on Halloween it is all about the children. Sure, a lot of grownups celebrate as well, but Halloween night is mainly about the kiddos. So when Halloween falls on a weekday like it does this year, things can get a bit tough for children and even parents to deal with.

Wouldn’t it be great if the 31st of October always fell on Saturday? Well while we can't change the days of the year, one group has come up with an idea so Halloween lovers can always celebrate the candy-filled holiday on the weekend.

According to a FOX News report, a group called the Halloween & Costume Association has started a petition through Change.org to move the annual holiday to the last Saturday in the month of October no matter what the date is.

The HCA believes that moving the festivities to the last Saturday in October will make the holiday more fun for everyone - and definitely provide a more relaxing atmosphere. They may be on to something here.

With Halloween falling on Wednesday this year, this petition does make some great points.

Most parents have to work the following day, and of course, the children have school, so in many ways celebrating Halloween on the last Saturday in October makes sense.

Rushing home from work or school, eating dinner and putting on your costume would become a lot less stressful if everyone already knew that tricks and treats would be happening on the last Saturday of the month.

Now the question is are there enough people on board with the idea?

Petition growing

It seems that so far, a lot of Americans are on board with moving Halloween celebrations to the last Saturday in October. As of today, Saturday, October 27, over 17,000 people have signed the petition and it is showing no signs of slowing down.

If you are interested in seeing what the petition says and may be interested in signing it be sure to head over to change.org for all the details. Once you are on the change.org website, all you need to do is click the search icon in the upper right side and type in the term "Halloween." The petition will pop right up and you can read through all of the details.