Most people like Halloween. Some LOVE it, some not so much. If yelling at kids to get off your lawn counts, then it’s closer to 80 per cent of people love to celebrate Halloween.
Upwards of $8 billion is spent annually on Halloween. Yes, billion with a B. That’s just in the US, on costumes, decorations and candy. According to the same survey, adults spent $180 million more on costumes than they do for their little ghosts and goblins and Americans spent $300 million on costumes for their pets. Yep, their pets.
One of the most popular costumes for 2020 is apparently going to be good ol’ Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. Who knew? Well, we all sort of expected it.
Even with the pandemic, most people are planning on celebrating the day, with some coming up with new ways to distribute the candy without it being so “handled”. Mask wearing is almost already mandatory for Halloween, so most people will be ok with the day. The guess is that trick or treating will probably be down somewhat over previous years.
Let’s be real for a second, most of the candy that you’ve purchased for Halloween over the last three weeks, you’ve already consumed and are frantically buying more at the last minute just in case you get a run of mini Joe Exotics at your door. And of course, don’t tell the kids, but don’t forget to keep the best treats for yourself.