Thursday, October 21, 2010

I love Halloween! And Candy!!

Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, beat out only by
Christmas
The U.S. consumer spends upwards of $1.5 billion on Halloween costumes annually
and more than $2.5 billion on other Halloween paraphernalia, such as decorations,
crafts, etc. More than $100,000 of that is said to be spent online
Candy sales in the U.S. for Halloween average $2 billion annually
Halloween is the third biggest party day of the year behind New Year’s and Super
Bowl Sunday, respectively
86% of Americans decorate their homes at Halloween
Halloween is the 8th largest card-sending holiday. The first Halloween greeting is
dated back to early 1900 and today consumers spend around $50 million dollars on
Halloween cards each year
Of the pumpkins marketed domestically, 99% of them are used as Jack-o-lanterns
at Halloween
Approximately 82% of children and 67% of adults take part in Halloween
festivities every year

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