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Halloween at the White House, 2020

This photograph of the South Portico decorated for Halloween was taken by Andrea Hanks on October 25, 2020. For the festivities, the South Portico was decorated with autumnal leaves, chrysanthemums, and cascading pumpkins. That evening, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted a Halloween celebration at the White House for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
Andrea Hanks
Date of Work
October 25, 2020
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks