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93%

of Millennial parents plan to celebrate Halloween this year.

80%

of Americans will trick-or-treat
this year.

Slide 1

“We should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating.”

Dr. Rochelle Walensky
CDC Director
Face The Nation (CBS) – September 26, 2021
Face The Nation (CBS)
September 26, 2021
Slide 2

“I plan to go trick-or-treating with my kids.”

Dr. Leana Wen
Professor of Health Policy at
George Washington University
Dr. Leana Wen
Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University
CNN Health – October 9, 2021
CNN Health
October 9, 2021
Slide 3

“Go out there and enjoy Halloween.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci
NIAID Director
State of the Union (CNN) – October 10, 2021
State of the Union (CNN)
October 10, 2021
Slide 1

“We should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating.”

Dr. Rochelle Walensky
CDC Director
Face The Nation (CBS) – September 26, 2021
Face The Nation (CBS)
September 26, 2021
Slide 2

“I plan to go trick-or-treating with my kids.”

Dr. Leana Wen
Professor of Health Policy at
George Washington University
Dr. Leana Wen
Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University
CNN Health – October 9, 2021
CNN Health
October 9, 2021
Slide 3

“Go out there and enjoy Halloween.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci
NIAID Director
State of the Union (CNN) – October 10, 2021
State of the Union (CNN)
October 10, 2021
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Learn more about How We Halloween.

Different, but still fun.

82%

of people will find creative and safe ways to celebrate Halloween.

Have A Safe and Creative Halloween

It’s time to embrace Halloween traditions – both old and new. However you decide to celebrate the Halloween season, be sure to follow safety guidance from the CDC and your state and local public health officials. Check out these recent comments from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and use #HowWeHalloween to join the conversation online.

Fun from a distance

If your Halloween season will include physically distanced trick-or-treating or outdoor fun with family and friends, we have ideas to help you make sure your plans are safe this year!

Going Out?

Halloween at Home

Staying inside with your own family this year? There are still plenty of ways to make the Halloween season fun for all.

Staying In?

#HowWeHalloween

One thing is clear, chocolate and candy make Halloween even more fun. 87% of people say they will purchase the same amount of - or more - Halloween candy this year!

Ten Tricks for
Treats at Halloween

If you keep a couple of these tricks in mind, you might find that it's easy to include a moderate amount of treats in your Halloween celebration.

Tricks for Treating

Halloween
Safety Tips

We've compiled the following safety tips to help make sure that you and your family make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable one.

Stay Safe

Read more about this year's Top Three Halloween Treats.

Treat Right

Learn more about how to embrace balance and make a plan during the Halloween season.

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Additional Halloween Resources

A Halloween
History Story

The origins of Halloween can be traced to harvest celebrations during pre-Christian times by Celtic groups in areas now known as Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A variety of folklore and customs became associated with the celebration.

More Halloween History

Candy
storage tips

Storing some of your treats is a great way to encourage balance and enjoy your Halloween candy well after October 31. There are some special ways to store your seasonal treats to help ensure the sweetness continues after the holiday.

Preserve Your Candy

How Do You
Eat Candy Corn?

A recent survey of Americans shows that while 52% of people believe you should eat the whole piece of candy corn at once, 31% believe in starting with the narrow, white end. Just 17% of respondents start with the wider, yellow end when enjoying a piece of candy corn.

Learn more about Candy Corn