Despite pandemic, creative alternative Halloween celebrations emerge

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If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s to find creative ways to celebrate the holidays… and Halloween is no exception.

This year’s Halloween is not going to be the same like we’ve had in the past because with PCOR1 restrictions, we won’t be seeing our usual crowds of trick or treaters, decked out in their costumes, in the malls and in our neighborhoods.

However, many school and business establishments are still able find ways to safely celebrate Halloween.

From virtual costume contests, retail and restaurant Halloween promotions, to car trunk picking for candy, and even a motorcade — the island community is showing that the pandemic is not going ruin their holiday spirit.

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The fun doesn’t stop just on the 31st, local Instagram business D7 masks is holding their first curbside Trunk of Treat event at the Old Dededo Flea Market from 4-6 pm on Sunday, November 1st.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services has released its Halloween safety guidelines so residents can still celebrate while following the Safer-At-Home order.

In the guidelines, Public Health listed what is acceptable and not acceptable They discourage door-to-door trick or treating, social gatherings of more than 5 individuals, and strongly encouraged safe alternative activities such as:

*decorating and carving pumpkins;
*decorating your home;
*admiring Halloween decorations, and;                                                                  *watching Halloween themed movies.

Participating in safe curbside trick or treating events sponsored by responsible businesses are also encouraged.

For more tips, ideas, and information on how to celebrate Halloween safely, check out Public Health’s Facebook page.

Happy Halloween, Happy Samhain, and stay safe always

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