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CDC recommends be safe and enjoy Halloween
Posted By Christine Stomes On October 31, 2011 @ 3:53 am In Health & Fitness,Health News | 3 Comments
Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?” The word “trick” refers to a (mostly idle) “threat” to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. In some parts of Scotland children still go guising. In this custom the child performs some sort of trick, i.e. sings a song or tells a ghost story, to earn their treats.
Safety suggested by CDC
Halloween is a favorite holiday for the kids. The streets will be full of ghosts, goblins, and princesses all in a hunt for candy. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised a few safety tips to be observed by all keep on this occasion:
Already news is rolling in about children run down by cars when crossing the street to collect candies. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Be safe and enjoy Halloween.
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