Fact or fiction: Halloween edition


There are many rumors that are spread about Halloween and trick-or-treating.

1. Razor blades in candy…
is a myth
The rumors about razor blades found in Halloween candy have widely spread across social media in the year of 2021. Many families are still concerned about this existing issue. However, such a thing is very unlikely to happen. Sharp objects found in sweets are part of urban legends that date back to the 1950’s. There are also few reports of injuries or deaths caused by candy tampering, which serves to prove that it’s all just a part of a tale.

2. Dressing up is only for kids…
is definitely a myth
Dressing up is one of the most fun parts of a childhood within cultures that celebrate Halloween, which is the reason that led people to believe that being in full Halloween spirit is only for kids. We must enjoy our lives in any way possible, since it’ll get harder to have such opportunities for entertainment as we grow older.

3. The suggestion that Halloween should be celebrated on the last Saturday of October…
is real
Questions about what day Halloween should be celebrated on have been going around for a while. The 31st of October has always been known as a day to be celebrated in a circle of friends and families. But with each year it’s been more inconvenient to have Halloween on a work day, while most adults are working jobs and kids are spending half of their day at schools. This takes away the enjoyment from going out with friends, gathering candy and getting homework done on time. Moving it to the last Saturday of October makes the celebration easier for everyone.

4. Rainbow fentanyl masked as candy…
is real
In the wrong hands, fentanyl is used as an illegal drug with heroin-effects. Pain relief, relaxation, euphoria, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, chest pain, nausea and vomiting are all the effects of fentanyl misuse, which could potentially lead to death. Rainbow fentanyl highly resemble Smarties and SweeTarts. So, there are rumors of possible drug trafficking during Halloween. Be cautious of what you consume and never take candy from strangers.

5. Halloween is lame…
is a myth
Halloween is one of the most-loved holidays around the world. It originated 2,000 years ago, when people celebrated the festival of Samhain. It was believed the souls of the dead came back to visit Earth, so people dressed in costumes to chase them away. Now Halloween is one of the most loved and spirited holidays that brings families and friends together.