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Halloween And COVID-19: A Dangerous Match

by: Moon Apple
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Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. And did you kow that pumpkins and found their orgin probably in Central and South America and Mexico.

Halloween And COVID-19: A Dangerous Match

Any way you look at it, Halloween will feel a little different this year. From a public health viewpoint, adopting safer ways to celebrate is more likely to ensure that October 31 2020 is still festive and fun, but not a day of superspreading events.

COVID-19, Halloween, coronavirus mask
Photo by Etsy. A close-up of Light Up Your Life's LED COVID-19 mask for Halloween. The coronavirus pandemic has put many Halloween plans - from haunted houses to trick-or-treating - on hold this year. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that some celebrants will be channeling their frustrations into ghoulish costumes inspired by 'the most feared monster out there, COVID-19'.

Halloween celebrations should begin with the fundamental precautions we should all be taking with any activity during this
pandemic, and it’s more important than ever before that you keep doing what you have been doing: staying home if you are sick, avoiding large gatherings, keeping your distance of six feet from others, wearing a cloth face covering, and washing your hands often.

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. You can make the most of it by planning some safe and alternate ways to participate in Halloween-fun activities for your family.

Halloween Advice To Protect ‘Visitors’.

  • Make trick-or-treating safer by avoiding contact with trick-or-treaters by staying at least six feet or one and a half meter away from others who do not live with you.
  • If you are handing out treats, give out treats outdoors, if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take. Wash your hands before handling treats and wear a mask.
  • When trick-or-treating it is important to wear a mask. Make your cloth mask part of your costume. However, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask and do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask it can make breathing more difficult.

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Trump Halloween masks sales are increasing!

Halloween Activities And Steps To Protect Yourself From Getting Or Spreading COVID-19

  • Lower-risk activities could include decorating and carving pumpkins with members of your household or outside with neighbors or friends.
  • You can hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members in and around your house.
  • Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes where people are socially distanced.
  • You can also host a socially distanced outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members.
  • Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard where mask-wearing is encouraged and people are able to maintain six-feet of social distancing. Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching frequently touched surfaces, pumpkins or apples.
  • Go to a one-way, walk-through haunted forest or corn maze.

Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Where Do They Come From?

Pumpkins, squash and gourds are all members of the cucurbitaceae family. They are made up of an extremely diverse group consisting of more than 100 genera and 700 species. History has told us that they have been a source for food and utilitarian objects of all kinds for thousands of years at archaeological digging sights and such.



                                                                   History of Halloween - Documentary
                                         Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds Have One Event In Common: Halloween

Hard-shelled squash and gourds, from as far back as what is deemed prehistoric, typically were grown to be utilized as a vessel to hold water or even dry products, such as grains or powders, by removing a section of the neck and hollowing it out by removing the seeds and drying it. Some hard squash varieties also contained a valuable source for food with its thick flesh under the hard skin and still do to this day. It is unknown exactly where the origins of the species started but it is thought that it occurred in the Western Hemisphere, probably in Central and South America and Mexico.

squah, pumpkin mix

Pumpkins Or Squash Popular For Thousands Of Years

In the United States, if a squash is round and orange and utilized for pies, fall decorating, or a jack-o-lantern, it is probably called a pumpkin, which has no botanical meaning because they are actually all squash. There are two varieties of squash: summer squash and hard-skinned or winter squash. Zucchini is a form of summer squash. Others are straightneck and crookneck as well as other varieties. Winter squash typically have a harder skin and can be stored for longer periods if kept cool and dry. They include acorn, Hubbard, spaghetti, banana, butternut, cushaw, and others.

bottle gours

Gourds For Storing Liquid

Hard-shell gourds are green while growing but eventually turn tan when left to dry and cure. These are the ones that have been utilized as vessels for liquids as well as dry materials. In our recent culture, they can be seen to provide birdhouses for various species of birds. Then there are the small decorative gourds, some with green and yellow interesting patterns.

Recommended: Food As A Rowing Boat: The Pumpkin Regatta. Eat Or Beat Them

Halloween & Pumpkin time!

What can you do at a Halloween party?
  • Eyeball Race. This game is a variation of the classic egg-on-a-spoon relay raceCapture the Witch
  • This game may be simple, but it's loads of fun
  • Mummy-Wrapping Race
  • Costume Contest
  • One-House Trick-Or-Treating
  • Jack-O-Lantern Face Crafting
  • Halloween Movie Time

Yes, it is almost time for Halloween and that means it is pumpkin time; they are everywhere. If you haven’t seen any then you must be living under a rock because supermarkets, orchard outlets and roadside stands display them prominently at their businesses. Some displays are enormous. There seems to be nothing more satisfying this time of year than seeing huge displays of these orange marvels that range in size from tiny miniatures to giant behemoths and they run the gambit when it comes to shapes. Some are grown specifically for local contests, growing to 400 to 500 pounds and more; babied and even milk-fed through the stem to reach these monstrous sizes.

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Pumpkin Waste In UK Hits Scary Heights This Halloween

More than 8m squashes likely to be binned after annual lantern carving, study shows. An estimated 10m pumpkins are grown in the UK every year, 95% of which used for ghoulish lanterns. 
Britons are expected to generate record levels of food waste over Halloween this year. More than 8m pumpkins – equivalent to more than 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh, will be heading for the bin because the majority of consumers will not eat it.

What should I cook for Halloween?
Our Top Halloween Recipes
  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chicken Pumpkins
  • Mac-o'-Lantern and Cheese Bowls
  • Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake
  • Black Magic Cake
  • Mummy Hand Pies
  • Haunted Gingerbread House

About 40% of consumers buy fresh pumpkins to hollow out and carve to celebrate Halloween, but 60% of those admit they do not use the flesh, according to research by the stock cube brand Knorr and the environmental charity Hubbub.
Halloween has become a big money-spinner for retailers. An estimated 10m pumpkins are grown in the UK every year, 95% of which are hollowed out to create ghoulish lanterns. Meanwhile, the UK’s first commercially brewed beer made from pumpkin flesh that would otherwise go to waste will go on sale at the end of November.
Pumpkin Beer Belgium style double glas
Toast Ale, the social enterprise that three years ago launched a beer made from surplus bread, will brew the Belgian-style pumpkin dubbel using squashes collected by volunteers from local farms.

It’s all too easy for people to forget that Halloween pumpkins are still food. When they are only used for carving this contributes to food waste in the UK homes every year.

Recommended: Best Sustainable Autumn Life: Exercise, Food, Lifestyle

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Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus.  And did you kow that pumpkins and found their orgin probably in Central and South America and Mexico. Halloween And COVID-19: A Dangerous Match Any way you look at it, Halloween will feel a little different this year. From a public health viewpoint, adopting safer ways to celebrate is more likely to ensure that October 31 2020 is still festive and fun, but not a day of superspreading events. Photo by Etsy. A close-up of Light Up Your Life's LED COVID-19 mask for Halloween. The coronavirus pandemic has put many Halloween plans - from haunted houses to trick-or-treating - on hold this year. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that some celebrants will be channeling their frustrations into ghoulish costumes inspired by 'the most feared monster out there, COVID-19'. Halloween celebrations should begin with the fundamental precautions we should all be taking with any activity during this pandemic, and it’s more important than ever before that you keep doing what you have been doing: staying home if you are sick, avoiding large gatherings, keeping your distance of six feet from others, wearing a cloth face covering, and washing your hands often. Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. You can make the most of it by planning some safe and alternate ways to participate in Halloween-fun activities for your family. Halloween Advice To Protect ‘Visitors’. Make trick-or-treating safer by avoiding contact with trick-or-treaters by staying at least six feet or one and a half meter away from others who do not live with you. If you are handing out treats, give out treats outdoors, if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take. Wash your hands before handling treats and wear a mask. When trick-or-treating it is important to wear a mask. Make your cloth mask part of your costume. However, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask and do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask it can make breathing more difficult. Trump Halloween masks sales are increasing! Halloween Activities And Steps To Protect Yourself From Getting Or Spreading COVID-19 Lower-risk activities could include decorating and carving pumpkins with members of your household or outside with neighbors or friends. You can hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members in and around your house. Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes where people are socially distanced. You can also host a socially distanced outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members. Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard where mask-wearing is encouraged and people are able to maintain six-feet of social distancing. Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching frequently touched surfaces, pumpkins or apples. Go to a one-way, walk-through haunted forest or corn maze. Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Where Do They Come From? Pumpkins, squash and gourds are all members of the cucurbitaceae family. They are made up of an extremely diverse group consisting of more than 100 genera and 700 species. History has told us that they have been a source for food and utilitarian objects of all kinds for thousands of years at archaeological digging sights and such. {youtube}                                                                    History of Halloween - Documentary                                          Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds Have One Event In Common: Halloween Hard-shelled squash and gourds, from as far back as what is deemed prehistoric, typically were grown to be utilized as a vessel to hold water or even dry products, such as grains or powders, by removing a section of the neck and hollowing it out by removing the seeds and drying it. Some hard squash varieties also contained a valuable source for food with its thick flesh under the hard skin and still do to this day. It is unknown exactly where the origins of the species started but it is thought that it occurred in the Western Hemisphere, probably in Central and South America and Mexico. 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Our Top Halloween Recipes Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Pumpkin Seeds Chicken Pumpkins Mac-o'-Lantern and Cheese Bowls Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake Black Magic Cake Mummy Hand Pies Haunted Gingerbread House About 40% of consumers buy fresh pumpkins to hollow out and carve to celebrate Halloween, but 60% of those admit they do not use the flesh, according to research by the stock cube brand Knorr and the environmental charity Hubbub. Halloween has become a big money-spinner for retailers. An estimated 10m pumpkins are grown in the UK every year, 95% of which are hollowed out to create ghoulish lanterns. Meanwhile, the UK’s first commercially brewed beer made from pumpkin flesh that would otherwise go to waste will go on sale at the end of November. Toast Ale, the social enterprise that three years ago launched a beer made from surplus bread, will brew the Belgian-style pumpkin dubbel using squashes collected by volunteers from local farms. It’s all too easy for people to forget that Halloween pumpkins are still food. When they are only used for carving this contributes to food waste in the UK homes every year. Recommended:  Best Sustainable Autumn Life: Exercise, Food, Lifestyle Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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