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Although most people have their favorite holiday, there are more than just a few who consider Halloween to be the best day of the year.

It isn’t really what is behind the holiday that drives its popularity, it is considered to be a family day full of costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating.

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Most of us have fond memories of that special day of the year but our memories don’t always look the same when we compare them one to the other. That is why you may see a blue Halloween bucket when you are passing out candy and you need to know how to handle the situation properly.

Trick-or-treating has been around for a long time, but in recent years, blue buckets began appearing. They signify when a child is on the autism spectrum and they are there to help people understand the issue of autism even more. They have been around for a few years and are gaining steam as the years go by.

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This may lead you to wonder, why is it important to understand what is behind blue buckets? First of all, there are some autistic children that are nonverbal. Rather than saying trick-or-treat, they may just be out enjoying the evening and they can’t ask for the candy. If you see they have a blue bucket, you will understand why.

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Something else to be aware of is a teal pumpkin. These are also used to raise awareness but in this case, it is for children who have food allergies and other medical conditions associated with food. There are plenty of Halloween treats available for those children, and passing out the right treats can help everybody to have a happy Halloween.

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