Petition Calls For Government To Finally Declare Halloween A Federal Holiday !

July 12, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]





One holiday stands above all others for horror fans, that’s right I’m talking about our beloved Halloween. But even after centuries of celebration (under one name or another), Halloween still doesn’t quite get the respect it deserves. It’s not even a federal holiday, and both you and I know that it deserves that honor and we deserve that day off to prepare and celebrate accordingly. Even if you only look at it from a financial stand point, Halloween brings in a ton of commerce, in 2015 alone, consumers spent around $6.9 billion in the US (according to Only Christmas brings in more.


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One fan of the holiday, Richard Doredant, has started a petition in an effort to get the White House to label the day as a federal holiday. If he can get 100,000 signatures by July 25th the White House will be forced to respond. So, to my fellow Halloween lovers I say this, let’s make sure that Doredant not only gets the signatures he needs, but let’s send a message that we will not rest until the best day of the year is declared a federal holiday! Who’s with me? If you will not sign it for you, sign it for the kids.





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