Here’s Why People Are Putting Out PURPLE Pumpkins This Halloween

It’s difficult enough trying to adapt to changes brought on by the pandemic — wearing masks, social distancing, and consistently keeping our hands clean everywhere we go. It’s even more difficult trying to explain that to a child. That’s why some parents have teamed up to create the latest viral Halloween trend: purple pumpkins. Placing a purple pumpkin out on your porch, in your window, or on your lawn signifies a safe location for trick-or-treating. While this doesn’t completely ease the worries of protective parents, it certainly helps. Parents have encouraged those who wish to participate to paint a pumpkin, cut one out of construction paper, or even just draw them on their windows. The idea is to show kids and parents alike that Halloween doesn’t have to be completely canceled, as long as everyone is practicing safe social distancing and being considerate of their surroundings. Individually-wrapped candy is key.