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."
Can we get all of #Ottawa to support this idea?— OttawaSpecialEvents (@OttSpecEvents) October 30, 2019
While we have no real sway of any kind, we think the @ottawacity should put out a statement delaying #Halloween by one day.
With up to 40mms of rain, the kids don’t want to trick or treat in a boat.#MyOttawa #OttCity #OttNews pic.twitter.com/hiNb2KWiQj
Some Ottawa residents are totally on board with the delay.
I think it's a great idea. Who wants soaking wet cranky sugar high kids! And I don't want to go out in that— Jewel (@jchemsworth) October 30, 2019
While others feel strongly about Halloween falling on October 31.
You can't *delay* a time based event, one that's been going on for years on end! Not only would half of the people not hear and get confused, but Halloween wouldn't be Halloween if it was in *November*. That's like delaying Christmas to January because of "economic concerns"...— ΛZRIDERE (@AZRIDERE) October 30, 2019
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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