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23 photos that show how Halloween is celebrated at the White House

Business Insider Logo By Chelsea Greenwood of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 24: Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years.It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958.Since then, presidents and their first ladies have welcomed costumed children to the White House to trick-or-treat on Halloween amid festive decorations and entertainment.Here's how Halloween is celebrated at the White House. Ever since First Lady Mamie Eisenhower  decked out the White House with faux skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and bundles of dried corn in 1958, celebrating Halloween has been a beloved tradition of presidential administrations. Local children and children of military families are often invited to trick-or-treat as performers provide entertainment amid the festively decorated grounds. Even White House staffers  get into the spirit by donning costumes. Here's a look at how various administrations have honored Halloween at the White House over the past 60 years.

  • Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years.
  • It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958.
  • Since then, presidents and their first ladies have welcomed costumed children to the White House to trick-or-treat on Halloween amid festive decorations and entertainment.
  • Here's how Halloween is celebrated at the White House.
  • Ever since First Lady Mamie Eisenhower decked out the White House with faux skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and bundles of dried corn in 1958, celebrating Halloween has been a beloved tradition of presidential administrations.

    Local children and children of military families are often invited to trick-or-treat as performers provide entertainment amid the festively decorated grounds. Even White House staffers get into the spirit by donning costumes.

    Here's a look at how various administrations have honored Halloween at the White House over the past 60 years.

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