As the Halloween weekend is approaching, whether experts give green light to the outdoor event as no rain is expected for the day.
Nevertheless, officials give children and their concerned parents the advice to dress up in flashy costumes or use reflective tape in order to be visible in the dark. Furthermore it is important to use inflammable materials for the costumes.
Children should never go unaccompanied from door-to-door and use sidewalks in order to prevent road accidents. The trick or treat event should happen before the start of the night and the gathered sweets and candy should be checked by the parents immediately after their kids returned.
Although Halloween myths about poisoned candy must be corrected as false beliefs by experts, incidents of razor blades or needles in apples have really occurred in the past 50 years.
The reputation of being an event of mischief and crime is no longer true for contemporary Halloweens. A police officer reports: "Crime is not running rampant, which is somewhat amazing considering everyone is out on the streets, but most people are looking to get candy, not to steal a TV."
The American holiday is expected to witness spending on candy, costumes and greeting cards of circa $5.8 billion this year.