Halloween Spending

by James & Miel on October 31, 2008 · 0 comments

It’s that time of year again, where American young and old take to dressing up in costumes and eating hordes of candy! Yep, Halloween!

We thought our readers would be interested in hearing just how much we really spend on Halloween.

According to the National Retail Federation, last year we spent an average of $64.82 per adult; that’s a 9.75% increase on the previous year.

This all adds up to $5.07 Billion on Halloween.

According to the NRF, 60% of adults celebrated the holiday in some way.

7.4 million American even dressed up their pets!

Now I’m a complete fan of Halloween, so don’t get me wrong, but over $5 Billion on a holiday! Living in a country as destitute as Afghanistan, as well as the others I’ve lived in, I have a hard time swallowing such abundance. I guess that is just part of the American way.

As for me, this year I’ll be a baseball coach to my 2 and a half year old nephew, who happens to be a baseball player. I’m wearing my softball clothes, and he managed to get a hand-me-down baseball outfit – complete with over sized cleats. He couldn’t be happier!

My vote, be creative and make your costume, and head to the pumpkin farm if you can!

Cheers,

Miel

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