Happy Halloween 2018


Burgandy Basulto is a Content Writer at NAWRB. She has a bachelor’s degree in both English and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Philosophy. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves running, kickboxing, watching films, trying new restaurants she finds via Yelp, and experiencing other cultures during her travels.

This Wednesday, October 31st, is Halloween, a fun and festive occasion filled with costumes, parties, trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, pumpkin carving and memories to last forever. This holiday has a 2,000 year-old history with origins to the Celtic festival of Samhain, an ancient tradition involving images of witches, ghosts and vampires. As we prepare for this week’s festivities, here are some facts about this popular holiday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Halloween Facts

  • In 2017, there were an estimated 41.1 million trick-or-treaters of children between the ages 5 to 14.
  • There were 120 million potential stops for trick-or-treaters to occupied housing units.
  • The number of people employed by U.S. manufacturing establishments producing chocolate and cocoa products was 40,411 in 2016
  • 3,430 U.S. confectionery and nut stores sold candy and other confectionery products in 2016
  • There were 991 formal wear and costume rental establishments in 2016
  • U.S. cities with a reputation for being “Scary Places” include Tombstone, AZ; Sleepy Hallow, NY; Kill Devil Hills, NC; Yellville, AK; Transylvania County, NC; and more.

Top Halloween Children’s Costumes

  1. Fortnite
  2. Spider-man
  3. Unicorn
  4. Dinosaur
  5. Witch

Most Popular Halloween Candies

  1. Skittles
  2. M&M’s
  3. Snickers
  4. Reese’s Cups
  5. Starburst

The NAWRB Team wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween filled with great costumes, candy and company!

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