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Michael Meuter, Opinion Writer

As the Holidays approach, many look forward to celebrating and participating in their beloved traditions. How recognized is Halloween? 

Halloween should be a more recognized holiday. 

This year has been the most normal year after coming off of the hard hitting pandemic. Halloween should be a more recognized holiday, giving days off and treating it like other big holidays. The American population alone has over half of the world population celebrating Halloween. According to the Statista Research Department, “Halloween is a widely celebrated tradition in the United States, with around 70 percent of Americans planning to participate in Halloween celebrations in 2022.” Though Halloween keeps kids in the classrooms and parents working, many Americans celebrate the spooky season with their families. Halloween is becoming a more celebrated holiday after the pandemic and more families want to celebrate without the issue of work or strict school hours.

Many approach this argument stating that Halloween is an accepted holiday but not necessary for release from work and school. Though this can be true at times, Halloween is a widespread holiday that is celebrated by many throughout the world and is accepted into many religions and cultures. Given that, Halloween is shown to be a popular holiday in the U.S. and other parts of the world. 

The holidays are a time of celebration and family connection. To assist parents and students, allowing them to take the day off to relax would help relieve many family and friend issues. Schools and places of work should give the day off to those for more time with family and friends for the holiday season. 

The holidays are nothing but important to celebrate with family and friends. The little importance of one day off would bring so many more people together and help more relax with the little time given.