Georgia and South Carolina Lookout for Colored Pumpkins – Here’s Why
It is officially fall, which means Halloween is around the corner. You’ve probably even passed a few houses, with decorations already up, of the spookiest things they could find. One of the main staples of Halloween is pumpkins. Pumpkin patches, Pumpkin Pie, pumpkin as décor, photo props, and much more. You may have even seen some colored pumpkins around.
Most of the time when you think of a pumpkin you think of the color orange.
Colored pumpkins are used around the Halloween holiday to signal a certain message. Let’s break down the colored pumpkins you may see this holiday season and what they mean. These pumpkins can be décor at people’s houses or it may be the color of the pumpkin bucket that a kid is carrying for their treat.
Here are 5 pumpkin colors to keep an eye out for:
A blue pumpkin informs others that the child is on the autism spectrum.
A purple pumpkin signifies the awareness of epilepsy. The Purple Pumpkin Project was started back in 2012.
Not only is October the month of Halloween, but it is also breast cancer awareness month. So pink pumpkins correlate with the support of breast cancer. If you see this color pumpkin placed outside of a home it could mean someone in the home is a breast cancer survivor, know someone who is dealing with breast cancer, or even someone currently undergoing treatment.
A teal-colored pumpkin outside of a home could mean that the home is giving allergy-friendly treats. They may even take their handouts beyond treats and offer non-food treats like small toys, pencils, stickers, etc.
This correlates the same with teal-colored buckets, as that may mean that child suffers from food allergies.
October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Some homes may have white pumpkins outside of their home. Having this pumpkin outside of the home is a way to honor a child lost from miscarriage, stillbirth, or sudden in fact death syndrome.
Keep these colors in mind only only this Halloween season, but future Halloweens as well.