National Trick or Treat Day

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2023 DateOctober 28, 2023
2024 DateOctober 26, 2024

National Trick or Treat Day

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National Trick or Treat Day History

National Trick or Treat Day began as a movement led by the Halloween & Costume Association to change Halloween's date from October 31st to the last Saturday of October. The Association argued that it would be safer and more enjoyable for kids to go Trick or Treat on a Saturday rather than on a week day. The leaders of the movement stated that the lack of time and supervision on a week day increases the number of kids injured during Halloween. Although the movement’s petition picked up over 120,000 signatures, the Halloween & Costume Association had to change its goal. In 2019, the organization created the National Trick or Treat day. The observance occurs on the last Saturday of October.

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National Trick or Treat Day facts

  • The National Retail Federation estimates that in 2023, consumers will spend more than $12.2 billion on costumes, decorations, treats, and other Halloween themed expenses.
  • According to HCA, there are 3,800 Halloween-related injuries per year.
  • According to HCA, 63% of children don’t bring a flashlight when they go trick-or-treating.
  • According to HCA,the percentage of children 5 and under that go trick or treating without supervision is 12%

Top things to do for National Trick or Treat Day

  • Grab your costume, your bag, and get ready to collect some candies!
  • Make sure your candy storage is full, avoid having to say trick!
  • Check if your local zoo is hosting a "Boo at the Zoo" event, which often includes trick or treating, animal exhibits, and other fun activities.
  • Visit a local pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, enjoy hay rides and other fun fall activities.

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