As Halloween Grows, Origin is Murky

As Halloween Grows, Origin is Murky

SpiderIt’s unclear why Halloween has become such a huge and growing holiday. It continues to expand commercially as well as in participation worldwide. Around my neighborhood, it seems to officially have begun about October 1 when decorations began appearing. The idea of dressing up in costume around this time of year goes back thousands of years as does “trick-or-treating”. Here is a brief explanation of the origins of Halloween by the History Channel. One thing is sure. As Halloween rolls around the media coverage annually grows, not only with news stories, but with Halloween food wars on the Food Network and Halloween cartoons on children’s networks. Halloween has yet to peak in participation or interest.