ottawa delay halloween

At least one Canadian city wants to delay Halloween by one day because of rain

The forecast for a bunch of Canadian cities isn't looking so great for Halloween, so at least one city is hoping to delay the day altogether. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa on Thursday. They're warning that the city could receive between 30 and 50 mm of rain by Friday morning.

In light of the unfortunate weather forecast for the spookiest night of the year, Ottawa Special Events tweeted "while we have no real sway of any kid, we think the @ottawacity should put out a statement delaying Halloween by one day."

Some Ottawa residents are totally on board with the delay. 

While others feel strongly about Halloween falling on October 31. 

A few American cities have made the move of delaying Halloween due to weather, including a number of communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

Other Canadian cities expecting precipitation on the evening of October 31 include Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, St. John's, Whitehorse, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Fredericton and Halifax. 

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Hector Vasquez


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