The Santa Rosa County Commission is expected to vote today to move the holiday to Saturday, Oct. 30 so as not to interfere with church services that may be planned on Sunday, Oct. 31.
Milton and Gulf Breeze city governments have already formally announced to move the holiday to Saturday, citing similar concerns.
In nearby Escambia County, officials opted not to move the holiday as they had in the past, claiming it didn't work out.
Locally, community leaders seemed to support the idea of a proposed move to Saturday, though some had other plans for the holiday.
A spokesperson for First Baptist Church said their organization had planned a fall festival, as a "fun alternative" to the traditional door-to-door holiday.
The commission is expected to vote on the proposal today at its regular meeting in Milton.
The Navarre Press would like to clarify the information regarding the proposal to move Halloween festivities to Saturday, Oct. 30.
Though commissioners discussed passing a resolution recommending a date change, the commission elected not to move forward with the proposal as they “felt it was not a function of local government to change a day that a holiday is celebrated.”
The staff at the Navarre Press suggests celebrating according on your accord, on the day that best suits your family’s needs.
The City of Gulf Breeze is now celebrating Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31.