Halloween used to be kid stuff

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Halloween used to be kid stuff:

By 2005, just over half of adults celebrated Halloween. Today, that number has grown to over 70 percent. Those between 18 and 34 years old participate at the highest rate, and they’re also the holiday’s biggest spenders, shelling out over twice as much on their costumes as older adults and children.

Halloween celebrations have changed, too: less trick-or-treating and more parties and bar hopping. Today, alcohol is as important as candy to the Halloween economy.


  1. Wang Wei Lin says:

    A nation that won’t let go of childhood. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. VXXC says:

    In truth our elites are the most spoiled children of all. Seven-year-olds, look at their pathetic lies!

    And it’s not letting go of childhood. They never actually had one, thanks to Helicopter and Tiger Moms. 9Tiger Mom isn’t Asian, she’s an overachieving all American Harridan.) These “adults” were going crazy over Pokémon a few years ago, running all over the place. That’s something you do as a kid — or used to.

  3. Albion says:

    I began to realise years ago that adults were becoming infants when they started buying shoes that looked like little children’s footwear.

    This trend has been seen in different areas of fashion, but the final confirmation for me was a British TV ad in which adults — including strapping wrestlers or perhaps boxers — talk and behave like little children as they dive into a packet of sweets/candy.

    But then, most countries are led by small minds these days so maybe not surprising.

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