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Can Halloween survive the war on holidays?

Posted on AllSides October 30th, 2021
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Photo illustration by Michelle Budge, Deseret News

First came the war on Christmas, then the war on Columbus Day. Could Halloween be next?

It’s already happening in some school districts, where administrators have deemed the beloved fall celebration inappropriate because it’s not inclusive enough.

The latest school district to ditch Halloween was in Melrose, Massachusetts, a town about 7 miles north of Boston. There, Superintendent Julie Kukenberger wrote to parents that the school district wants to “deemphasize” Halloween in favor of “community building through fall celebrations,” according to Boston 25 News.

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