- A Florida Lawmaker wants kids to have a recovery day after Halloween Trick or Treating
- She wants what?
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor and Florida neighbor Georgie Taylor for this story from the Florida Legislature.
Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo, Dem-Miami, has proposed declaring the day after Halloween, November 1, an official public school holiday to give kids a chance to recover from Trick or Treating.
Senator Taddeo says she filed Bill 1462 at the request of students and parents. A student-driven petition had collected more than 300,000 signatures from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. 300,000 signatures!
Senator Taddeo explained: “As a parent, I totally get it, the children need a day of rest after a night of feasting on chocolate and other sweets”. The day after Halloween holiday would apply to K – 12 students.
Halloween is rooted in All Hallows Eve, the beginning of a three day observance to remember the dead, including saints and martyrs. But Halloween has evolved into a day where children dress in costumes to collect candy from neighbors, teens play pranks on adults, and adults can relive their childhood and eat candy collected by their kids.
As usual, Sarkes did and in-depth investigation on kids and Halloween:
Children in Catholic schools have always gotten the day after Halloween off from school as a religious holiday, All Saints Day. As such, they can eat mass quantities of candy on Halloween and recover the next day.
Instead of a Florida Bill for school holiday the day after Halloween, Senator Taddeo should consider a bill outlawing the distribution of Candy on Halloween. American Children do not need a day off after Halloween, they need to eat more vegetables.
No, Sarkes cannot make this stuff up. Only in America, only in America.