An Ontario school that feels Halloween is too exclusive an event has cancelled its holiday celebrations and replaced them with the toned down, more inclusive Spirit Day.
The Welland Tribune reported Port Colborne's McKay Public School told parents last week that children in costumes were not welcome and instead recommended they wear black and orange clothing.
A Halloween dance was also cancelled, which angered some parents who felt their children were missing out on something really special. The Tribute reports that another school in St. Catharines, Ont., has also cut back on Halloween costumes.
One Port Colborne parent told the newspaper she would organize a costume parade to be held outside the school. Consider it an Occupy Halloween movement enforcing a child's right to dress as a ghost or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
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