Something just struck me as odd, and I’m curious if this sort of thing happens anywhere else in the U.S.
In Salt Lake City, it is generally accepted this year that all Halloween Trick or Treating will be done on Saturday night (the 30th). For practical reasons (no school the next day) but also undoubtedly for religious reasons (they don’t move any other school-night Halloweens back to Saturdays or Fridays!).
I didn’t think much about this (I don’t have kids and intend to hide from the Trick or Treaters whatever night they come), but I remember now that all but one 4th of July fireworks displays around the city this year were held on Saturday (the 3rd) night this year, rather than Sunday (the 4th). This was definitely a religious decision.
I’m just wondering if any other communities out there experience this “bending” of holiday days due to obvious religious reasons. I’m not saying that it’s the MORMONS doing this, because the articles in the papers make a point of quoting many different religious people who are all for this “bending” for Halloween. But certainly the SLC area is very Mormon-centric, and the majority rules around here.