The news that Montreal postponed Halloween this year sent the internet into a frenzy of hilarity, spurring the hashtag #Halloweengate.\nPeople are shocked, stoked, and spewing sarcasm at the decision to have Halloween on November 1.\nSee some hilarious and downright spooky reactions below. \nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf you live in Canada, you've likely heard the news that Montreal postponed Halloween after several warnings issued by Environment Canada indicating that most of Southern Quebec was in for a pretty hefty storm on the evening of the 31st.\nIn the hopes of keeping the little ones safe (and just avoiding an all-around wet and miserable Halloween), Mayor Valérie Plante, along with officials from several other boroughs and towns in Southern Quebec, decided to recommend that residents put off Halloween celebrations until Friday, November 1.\nCue the mayhem.\nNews outlets (including us) took off with the news, and even ex-mayor Denis Coderre took to Twitter to react.\nIn fact, the majority of the reactions on Twitter were absolutely hilarious and, of course, people seemed completely outraged that this was even a consideration.\nHowever, I think that says more about the demographics of people on Twitter than it does about the actual common reaction to the news from people who actually had to worry about taking their kids out in the rain tonight.\nIt's probably safe to assume that most of the people below were not actually planning on trick or treating with any young children this evening — at worst, they'd be outside only between their Uber and the indoor Halloween party they're set to attend (and that's if the Halloween party isn't actually scheduled for tomorrow.)\nI think a fair point is made below in regards to the fact that we're essentially in November now, which means the gloves are off and Montreal weather is pretty much ready to take us down at any given moment between now and April.\nmontreal just... delayed halloweeen??? on god this city acts like its not constantly shit weather for halloween why is this year any different— tamacoochie (@amanbean) October 31, 2019\nBut Halloween is different because honestly, the whole point is just wandering around outside for like three hours... who willingly does that in a storm?!\nMontreal has postponed halloween to tomorrow. I was. Not under the impression they could just do that— 🌻🎃Pumpkinmintz🎃🌻 (@pretzelmintz) October 31, 2019\nmontreal really postponed halloween we- pic.twitter.com/K9GsGME0OV— loïc (@loic_psd) October 30, 2019\nno one: montreal: so we're canceling halloween,, pic.twitter.com/zHfohLK8TZ— maria! ♡ #ThankYouWoojin ♡ (@skzforiphone) October 31, 2019\nBut it definitely is one of those things that makes you go, wait... can you actually do that?\nWill the people... obey?\nAnd, as I mentioned above, there was a fair share of — Halloween veterans, we'll call them — who went on about how in their day, they'd trick or treat for 5 kilometres in the snow, uphill, both ways.\nFor the first time ever (?), Montreal is postponing Halloween to November 1 because of bad weather... pic.twitter.com/mwvMdYcd9a— Sarah Leavitt (@sarahleavittcbc) October 30, 2019\nHalloween being postponed in Montreal is the definition of this next generation being soft 😂BACK IN MY DAYSSSSSRain, snow or shine -It’s trick or treat bitch !— Michael B (@Lilmikyb) October 31, 2019\nLivestream from my neighborhood parents’ Facebook group after the city of Montreal recommended to postpone Halloween to tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ldDByH28be— Manuel Loigeret 🚲 (@mloigeret) October 31, 2019\nI don't personally remember a Halloween where I walked the streets trick or treating in the snow, or even a really bad rainstorm. But I grew up in Ontario so, as with most topics, my perspective is completely inconsequential.\nDo you actually remember a Halloween in your youth that you had to trudge through the neighbourhood, trick or treating dans une tempette? Honestly, I'd love to hear about it, so tweet me @lvbs.\nI mean, I definitely remember having to wear my snowsuit under my costumes, don't get me wrong. Clearly, my mom was that mom:\nme, totally prepared for Montreal's #halloweengate storm tonight: pic.twitter.com/SXVHmIqYsr— Lena Slanisky (@lvbs) October 31, 2019\nSo, in that sense, I get what people are saying. Kid costumes are meant to be ruined by weather-appropriateness. It's one of those things that is Part Of Our Heritage™.\nMontreal actually postponing halloween to friday cuz of RAIN ???? I wore a jacket, a poncho, and boots over my costumes when it'd rain..... wtf is this lol— carlie (@iluvjobros) October 30, 2019\nPoo hoo on Montreal to try and change Halloween date.. #WEARECANADIAN pic.twitter.com/7Ymsf55bm3— claire bc (@black_kitt) October 31, 2019\nAre we really going to delay Halloween? Is this a Montreal thing or am I missing something? pic.twitter.com/Ae56tJS7LP— Jyoti ❁ (@JakJo7) October 31, 2019\nBut I think with the intensity of what we can expect tonight, I can appreciate the desire to just... do it tomorrow when there's no rain in the forecast. Like, why not?!\nREAD ALSO: Popular Quebec Cheeses Have Been Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination\nI'm actually on board to make Halloween one of those permanently flexible holidays. Considering the whole event is about a costume, we might as well have the freedom to do it on the day that is best suited for dressing up.\nLost in the Montreal-moving-Halloween debate: we must venerate those holidays that just commit to a consistent calendar date. None of this delicate-genius nonsense like Easter and Thanksgiving on the first Tuesday after a groundhog consummates its marriage or whatever.— Shannon Proudfoot (@sproudfoot) October 31, 2019\nHappy Halloween.....Except NOT in most of Quebec incl. Montreal. They have decided to ‘postpone’ Halloween October 31st until November 1st. Because why? Weather. I can’t make this shit up. Next, Christmas will be on another day. FFS.— QuirkyGirl (@QuirkyGirl69) October 31, 2019\n#Halloween is cancelled for Montreal. We're expecting 70mm of rain and 90km/hr winds. Poor little ones. Hope x-mas doesn't follow. pic.twitter.com/PYEQW57Ogc— Nia Markos 🇨🇦 🤗 (@NiaMarkos) October 31, 2019\nPlus, who wants to party on a school/work night?! I'm going to a Halloween party tonight and I'm already dreading waking up for work tomorrow morning, fake blood makeup all over my pillow, hungover from too many spooky shots.\nI think what has really happened here is that Montreal has made history and changed the way we think about Halloween forever.\nMontreal changing HalloweenB.C. changing Daylight Savings TimeIf time is suddenly up for negotiation than I have some demands for our elected officials. 1) Ban Wednesdays2) Brunch goes until 4pm3) St. Patrick's Day on Saturdays4) The month of November? VERY negotiable https://t.co/XfCd3XvuLO— Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) October 30, 2019\nBut I think this last tweet is really how we should all be looking at this turn of events:\nLmaooooo Montreal is changing the day of Halloween to November 1st bc of bad weatherIf they think I’m not 100% gonna ignore this and get my spook on then they are FOOLS pic.twitter.com/VoIKIV3xc4— sunshine ☀️ (@all_audreyyy) October 30, 2019\nWe've essentially just been told that Halloween has been extended... so happy two-day Halloween 2019, Montreal!\nWe really did do that. Well, mayor Valérie Plante did that and she responded to the hashtag below.\n😬 Disons que l’#halloweengate est un cas classique de « Damn if you do, damn if you don’t » Traduction libre: critiqué si on le fait, critiqué si on ne le fait pas 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/lL2ae7Ttgj— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) October 31, 2019\nQuebecoise singer Ariane Moffatt tweeted out that she was imagining "our dear mayor Val Plante doing a rain dance all day at the office, secretly wishing for a tornado!"\nPlante's response? "Damned if you do, damned if you don't."\nDamn straight. Plus, now we get two Halloweens. Checkmate.