The day after Halloween should be off

Students need rest after a big holiday


Jessie Snooks

Students will be very tired after a night of trick-or-treating and hanging out with friends.

Aren Monk, Reporter

Halloween is a holiday in October that many stay out late going trick-or-treating and getting candy. It is a day that everyone enjoys. The one thing that most hate about this holiday is the next day there is school or work to attend.

The original Halloween tradition was to scare away evil spirits that come out at night. During Halloween, most people either stay up late trick or treating, or just staying up late to spend time with family and friends. Schools need to make the day after Halloween off because it is a holiday that is important to people nationwide. School takes the week off for thanksgiving and Christmas but not Halloween.

Having the day off would reduce the amount of tardies and absences the school sees the next day. According to, “Wayne State University researchers found that absenteeism in that district was highest the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks…”

Students are not engaged during class because of the lack of they received the day before celebrating a holiday. High school students need 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Staying up late for Halloween can cause people to not show up for work solely because of the lack of sleep they receive.

According to, “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended that children aged 6–12 years should regularly sleep 9–12 hours per 24 hours and teenagers aged 13–18 years should sleep 8–10 hours per 24 hours.”

If students and teachers get the day after Halloween off, it will greatly benefit their health and sleep so they can get ready for the next day of school or work they have coming up.