What Do Different Color Pumpkins Mean?

Orange may be the most popular color of pumpkins during the fall season, but you'll more than likely spot a variety of colored gourds on doorsteps in the fall. And yes, they all have a meaning behind them. Good Housekeeping breaks it down:

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LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.

 
Orange may be the most popular color of pumpkins during the fall season, but you'll more than likely spot a variety of colored gourds on doorsteps in the fall. And yes, they all have a meaning behind them. Good Housekeeping breaks it down:

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What Do Teal Pumpkins Mean?

Put this on display to alert families that you have alternative treats (toys, stickers, etc.) for kids who can’t have candy. This could be due to severe allergies.

What Do Purple Pumpkins Mean?

Creates awareness of epilepsy and honors those who are living with it.

What Do Pink Pumpkins Mean?

Creates awareness for early detection of breast cancer and the continued search for a cure. These are becoming more popular because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so let's rock those pink pumpkins!

What Do Blue Pumpkins Mean?

Chosen to represent autism awareness, homes that display a blue pumpkin are pledging to create an inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities.

What Do White Pumpkins Mean?

 

Shows support for those who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss.

What Do Red Pumpkins Mean?

Warns people of the dangers of drunk driving, especially on Halloween when children are in the streets. I hadn't heard of this one until this year but I really like this one :)

What Do Yellow Pumpkins Mean?

These houses advocate for the disabled, but yellow trick-or-treat bags may also signify that the child needs a little extra compassion.

We hope your trick-or-treating is a lot of fun this year!

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