Oct 31, 2013 — Most parents admit they take treats from their kids. That's just one of the stories in our treat bag. Also in there: the weird ways people like to eat candy corn; a beautiful shot from space of a "witch head"; and this year's "au courant costumes."
Oct 31, 2013 — A Halloween apple was once a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality. In Europe and the early years of America, girls used apples and apple peels to divine their romantic destiny.
Oct 30, 2013 — NPR wishes all of our listeners a fang-tastic and safe Halloween this year.
Oct 28, 2013 — Many thought the Halloween maze at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., was in poor taste because of the region's experience with mine disasters. The park is about 300 miles away from West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion three years ago killed 29 miners.
Oct 28, 2013 — Halloween blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is not. Can children keep things straight? Researcher Tania Lombrozo tells the story of the Candy Witch and explains what it says about how children understand the fantastical beings that populate their lives.
Oct 20, 2013 — Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry first went on sale in the early 1970s, but since 2010, they've only been available during the Halloween season. The scarcity has created a frenzy, with nostalgic parents stocking up on the sweet cereals.
Oct 8, 2013 — 'Mourning Edition,' 'StoryCorpse' and 'Flesh Air.' Yep, Twitter gets batty with #NPRHalloweenNames.
Oct 31, 2012 — Tonight, trick-or-treaters dressed as goblins and fairy princesses might see some of these glowing gourds gracing front porches. With such a cheery message carved into their pumpkins, we are pretty sure these are the kind of houses that give out full-sized candy bars.
Oct 31, 2012 — Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.
Oct 19, 2012 — It's fall y'all! We put together some fun, NPR-themed stencils to inspire your autumn decor. Print out any of the three designs for pumpkin carving.