in the USA
This year, on October 31st, many
American children and adults will
continue a national tradition of
In the 17th century, the first English settlers
brought their celebrations of Halloween to
America. They honored the dead.
When the Irish came in the 1850’s they
brought the idea of dressing up in costumes to
ask for food and money from their neighbors.
In the 1920’s America defined Halloween as a
non-religious time for community gatherings
with parties and trick or treating.
How Much Money is Spent on
Halloween Each Year?
Approximately 1.376.550.000 Euros
for 272.000.000 kilograms of candy is
sold during the Halloween season (Nielsen
Total national spending is around 7
billion US dollars or 5 billion Euros
Halloween is the second biggest
holiday for national spending.