By Giselle Nieves
The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing, and it’s that time to start carving up pumpkins; it’s Halloween season. Halloween is a day where all ages can dress up to be whatever they desire and indulge on some good candy and sweets. Every year, more and more people are celebrating and taking part of Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation, they predict that 157 million people will celebrate Halloween and the U.S will spend a total of 6.9 billion dollars. That is an impressive amount of people and money for this holiday, but many people find many creative ways to use their money. And what is Halloween without costumes? Exactly 7 out of 10 people participating on this holiday will be dressing up. When people are deciding on what costume to wear, most often they will look at different places for ideas. In the NRF’s survey, 25% people will go on pinterest for inspiration, and 49% online. So if you’re ever debating on what to dress up as, Pinterest will be your best friend. Almost half of the people in the U.S will be attending or even throwing a party and that’s where the spending on decorations and candy come in. Over 2.1 billion dollars are expected to be spent on just candy. Many people are prepared and very excited for halloween that about 41% of the people celebrating Halloween start buying supplies the first two weeks of October. Some even start buying as early as September. Many people also prefer to just stay in and watch some scary movies. There was a 255 million dollars U.S box office earning of horror movies in 2014. Make the best of Halloween this year because there are so many activities that you can take part of. Even if you dress up, but don’t leave your doorstep, at least you’re in the Halloween spirit.
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