VERIFY: Can the president change Halloween’s date?

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to say they want President Trump to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October. So, News 8 looked to VERIFY, does he have the power to do so? News 8 checked with the congressional research service and Library of Congress and found there is some precedence of presidents creating and moving holidays with a proclamation.
Published: 6:47 PM PDT July 29, 2019
Updated: 6:47 PM PDT July 29, 2019