Category: Halloween

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Halloween 2023

Consumers weren’t surprised when Halloween displays started showing up in stores this past July. After all, Halloween is big business. Despite inflation and economic uncertainty, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts consumers

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Halloween 2022

Most people know that Halloween is a contraction for All Hallows’ Eve — a celebration observed in numerous countries on the evening before All Hallows’ Day (also known as All Saints’ Day).

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Día de los Muertos and the Pandemic

Deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic have now surpassed those associated with the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. It is estimated that around 675,000 people died in the U.S. during that latter pandemic

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Happy Halloween 2021

One sure sign that autumn has arrived is the ubiquity of pumpkins in fields, stores, and roadside stands. Have you ever wondered how pumpkin carving — especially the carving of jack-o’-lanterns —

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Halloween 2021 Predictions

In her book Welcome To Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Of Dreams, author Jenny Colgan (@jennycolgan) wrote, “[Halloween] is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the dark of winter; the

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Halloween 2020

It will be interesting to see what kind of masks trick-or-treaters wear this Halloween — if they venture out at all. Party City is betting people won’t be celebrating as much this

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Halloween 2019

Retailers have come to view Halloween as an indicator of how good sales will be during the coming holiday shopping season. Kimberly Amadeo (@KimberlyAmadeo), President of World Money Watch, explains, “Record Halloween

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Halloween 2017

Some people (even some communities) take Halloween very seriously. “Halloween has become a destination holiday,” writes Anne Marie Chaker (@AnneMarieChaker). “Gone is the obligatory meet-and-greet of neighbors who live close by. Now,

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