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The weather has finally cooled off, and retail stores are stocking up on candy and scary costumes. Pumpkin carvings are also underway, and this means that Halloween is here with us. Most people imagine Halloween to be an American holiday, but the truth of the matter is that this frightful holiday has its root in Europe where it was first celebrated in Ireland about 2000 years ago in honor of the department members of the society. At present, Halloween is marked to celebrate our spookiness and dark side. People scare each other on this day, and they wear scary clothes and costumes to make it happen. They also share candy on this day with kids moving from door to door asking for treats. There are also parties that are thrown at this time for the adults to make merry and to indulge their sweet tooth just a little bit. The expenditure on Halloween has always been high every single time with people going out of their way to get the best costumes and candy so as to make a big impression.
Americans for example, are expected to spend close to $7 billion on Halloween this year with a huge portion of this amount going to purchase candy and Halloween costumes. Americans are keen on looking for creative designs for their costumes. American kids are persistent when it comes to getting candies when trick-or-treating during the Halloween night, and this requires every home to stock up on candies for Halloween. Horror movies are also the norm during Halloween with families renting movies for Halloween movie night.
The UK is not far behind when it comes to spendings on Halloween with an estimated 460 million pounds expected to be used for costumes and treats this year. The UK, however, celebrates Halloween differently than in North America with Halloween welcomed with bonfires and traditional foods like Irish fruitcake. There are party games as well where coins and other fortunetelling items such as buttons and rings are inserted into cakes and other foods that are eaten at this time. It is believed that such games can be used to tell the future with ladies believing that they will be married by the next Halloween; they should get a ring in their fruitcakes. The Irish also enjoy their beer, and they would indulge in lots of it at this time.
France is another country where Halloween is celebrated, but not as prominently as in North America. Spending on this holiday hardly exceeds the 100 million euros. A huge portion of this amount is spent on Halloween costumes and make-ups. The French also trick-or-treat but rather than going to homes asking for candy, they visit stores and retail centers.
Halloween is celebrated differently in countries across the world with North America being the most prominent. Spendings on Halloween also vary across the countries with the US taking the top spot.
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