Happy Halloween 2017!


With Tuesday, October 31st fast approaching, children and households across the country are preparing for Halloween by buying costumes and candy, hosting parties and decorating their homes in anticipation for the sweet holiday.

Halloween Fast Facts

  • “Halloween” is an abbreviated version of the phrases “All Hallows’ Eve” or “All Hallows’ Evening”
  • Instead of jack-o’-lanterns, people in Ireland and Scotland originally used beets or turnips as lanterns during Halloween
  • Over 179 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year
  • 7 out of 10 consumers plan to hand out candy
  • Total Halloween spending in the U.S. will be $9.1 billion, with the average household spending $86 on costumes, candy and decorations

Top Children’s Costumes for 2017

  1. Action/Superhero
  2. Tie: Batman Character/Princess
  3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Lion, Monkey, etc.)
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Star Wars Character

Top Adult Costumes for 2017

  1. Witch
  2. Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, etc.)
  3. Animal (Cat, Dog, etc.)
  4. Pirate
  5. Marvel Superhero (Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.)

The NAWRB Team wishes you a Happy Halloween and would like to remind you to stay safe this holiday. We hope your day is filled with great costumes, candy and company!

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