Halloween is slowly creeping up on us and soon your neighborhood will be filled with kids walking around with their candy buckets, ready to load up on candy!

During the Halloween season we’re used to seeing children walking around with the bright orange pumpkin buckets, but recently you may have noticed that now these orange pumpkins can come in other different colors.

To some people they may be just that, another color, but to some kids and their parents these different colored pumpkins mean a lot more. Teal, purple, and pink pumpkins can signify a lot about the kid who is holding the pumpkin so it’s important that you know exactly what these colors mean so you can be prepared if a child comes to your house this Halloween.

Teal Pumpkins: 

Teal pumpkins, thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project, have a heartwarming mission. When you spot a teal pumpkin, it means the house offers non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. These thoughtful homeowners are accommodating children with food allergies by providing small toys and allergy-friendly goodies.

Purple Pumpkins:

Purple pumpkins stand for epilepsy awareness. If you see one at a home, it signals that someone inside either has epilepsy or knows how to respond to an epileptic seizure. It’s a gesture of support and understanding.

Pink Pumpkins:

Pink pumpkins symbolize breast cancer awareness, fitting perfectly with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Their presence indicates that someone in the house is a breast cancer survivor, knows a survivor, or is currently undergoing treatment.

Teal Candy Buckets:

Like their pumpkin counterparts, teal candy buckets signify food allergies. If a child holds one, it’s a call for allergy-friendly treats or non-food surprises like toys, stickers, pencils, or glow sticks.

Purple Candy Buckets:

Purple candy buckets tell us that the child might be dealing with epilepsy. Though it may not affect candy choices, it’s essential to be aware in case the child experiences a seizure.

Blue Candy Buckets:

Blue candy buckets indicate that the child is on the autism spectrum. Understanding this can lead to a more inclusive Halloween experience, where patience, kindness, and acceptance help all children enjoy the festivities.

This Halloween, it’s not just about spookiness and treats; it’s also about understanding, empathy, and support for those with special needs. So, keep an eye out for these colored symbols and make Halloween a holiday for everyone!


Source: kisselpaso.com, Iris Lopez