From this internal conflict arises a measure of public sentiment that favors celebrating Halloween on Saturday instead. Or even Friday.
The big question is, who decides?
For some, that question becomes a point for discussion for local governments. Despite a steady stream of queries from concerned and perhaps confused parents, the city of Kinston has declined to designate a day for trick-or-treating. “Halloween is not a government-recognized holiday,” Mayor B.J. Murphy told The Free Press.