More and more people in the night from October 31 to November 1 turn into all sorts of terrifying creatures, cartoon characters and put on rubber masks of pop stars.
They walk along the streets, visiting different nightclubs and other places of festivities. In such a way, people, living not only in the United States and Canada, but also in Europe, are celebrating the devilry holiday called Halloween.
But the greatest popularity this carnival has obtained in the USA. To the United States Halloween was brought in the 19th century by settlers from Ireland and Scotland, the territories, which were inhabited by the Celts in ancient times. As a rule in America, the local people spend for this day a lot of money.
This fact has made Halloween the second most expensive holiday of the year after Christmas. As stated in the report of the National Retail Federation, this year’s Halloween will cost Americans almost $ 5 billion.
For the purchase of vampires and ghosts costumes, masks, and house decoration the US residents have already spent 50% more than last year – 4.96 billion. dollars.