What It Means If Someone Uses Blue Trick Or Treating Bucket On Halloween
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And to prepare parents for the spooky season, one mother has issued a very important warning.
She's hoping to teach them a fact that they might not know - that if a child comes to the door with a blue pumpkin bucket there might be a reason for it.
Yep, while most kids go door to door with an orange pumpkin basket, the blue one is now being used as a symbol that someone in the household has autism.
As reported in Manchester Evening News, the idea was started by a woman in America, who shared the decision on Facebook.
"If you see someone who appears to be an adult dressed up to trick or treat this year carrying this blue bucket, he’s our son," she said.
"His name is BJ & he is autistic.
“While he has the body of a 21 year old, he loves Halloween.
"Please help us keep his spirit alive & happy. So when you see the blue bucket share a piece of candy. Spread awareness! These precious people are not 'too big' to trick or treat."
The idea has since been picked up by parents around the world, with many commending the mother for the suggestion.
"Love this idea! Hope he has a great Halloween,” said one person.
While another said: "What a wonderful idea".
"My brother is also 21 and autistic. He’s got the body of an adult but the heart and mind of a child. I love this reminder. Thank you," said a third.
Another said: "Love this, thank you for spreading awareness".
While everybody is different, people with autism often struggle with communicating and interacting with others, so highlighting this will hopefully help people when interacting with them.
What a lovely idea. Take note this Halloween!