National Haunted House Day!

Today marks the second Friday of October, which means that it's National Haunted House Day! Visit the NHHD site and sign the petition to make it official! With a lot of friends who work in the haunted house industry, I believe that they should have a national day of recognition with a chance to do some good in their respective communities.

From their site:
Haunted Houses and the industry around them have impacted popular culture in a permanent way. In recent history, over the past few decades at least, Haunted Houses have been slowly and methodically extending the celebration of Halloween and Horror well beyond a single night in October. Attending haunted houses has become a staple “to do” for a huge number of people across the country during that time of the year. 
We are artists, business owners, community leaders, charitable leaders, and by our initiative to establish this holiday we are united by a common vision and passion for an industry.  We ask you to join us in standing up together and asking that members of congress adopt legislation to enact a proposition to help make NATIONAL HAUNTED HOUSE DAY an official American holiday on the second Friday of October.
We further insist that haunted house across the country support this holiday by contributing to charitable causes on National Haunted House Day by donating a portion of their proceeds on the second Friday in October to a charity or nonprofit of their choice.

(As an unfortunate update, the petition page has been temporarily disabled due to our Congress' inability to play nicely. Maybe next year...)



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