He was just trying to give children a safe way of celebrating one of their favorite holidays. I would think that it relieved the pressure on a lot of already stressed parents.
He doesn't have any legal authority to do it. It's more of a suggestion. Towns are under no obligation to follow his advice. We had our Halloween on Saturday from 2pm to 6 pm.
Wouldn't it be easier than MOVING a recognized holiday? I think it would be great to move it to the last Saturday in October; like Labor Day is the first Monday in September.
He says he's moving it. The people agree to cooperate with the change.
That's it, I suppose.
if it isn't recognised, who cares when you have it?