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Halloween 2020 - By the Numbers

Post by : Admin on Nov 02,2020

Halloween arrived this past Saturday. The pandemic caused some uncertainty as people debated whether they would take their kids trick or treating, whether they would hand out candy or attend a Halloween party and risk catching COVID-19. It’s safe to say that haunted houses were scrapped. But, Halloween on a Saturday, even in a pandemic is hard to simply skip. Americans spend a fortune on Halloween and both adults and children seem to love dressing up in costume. So, are you wondering how the pandemic holiday went?

Here is a snapshot:

* $8.8 Billion dollars were spent on Halloween related expenses
* $3.2 Billion dollars spent was on costumes and accessories
* $1.3 Billion dollars was spent on candy, down 50% from 2019
* 17% of people put costumes on pets.
* 72% of parents admit to stealing candy from their kids
* 85% of Americans spent $50 or less on Halloween items
* 68% of Americans participated in some form of celebration
* 22% of Americans went to a Halloween Party on Saturday
* 64% of Americans carved a pumpkin, up 20% from 2019
* 37% of Americans wore a costume, down 10% from 2019
* $260 - The average price of a pumpkin this year

Trick or Treating began in 1927 in America