Oct 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

No White House trick or treating this Halloween

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on Oct. 22. Photo: Leigh Vogel/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will not be at the White House on Halloween to hand out candy to trick or treaters this year, according to Michael LaRosa, the first lady's press secretary.

Driving the news: The Bidens will be in Rome for the G20 summit, which takes place Oct. 30-31.

  • "The president and first lady will be traveling internationally during the last days of October, and will not be hosting a specific event at the White House," LaRosa tweeted.
  • The first family encourages families and children to celebrate Halloween with trick or treating outdoors or at other outdoor events, LaRosa added.

What to watch: The Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House will be lit up in orange to celebrate Halloween in the first family's absence.

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