BEWARE! Tonight there will be a lot of little ghosts, goblins, witches, and superheroes, etc., out roaming the streets, going door to door looking for treats. It’s a fun time for both kids and adults, dressing up in costumes and either handing out candy, trick-or-treating, or going to a party.
Retailers look forward to this holiday to boost their annual revenue. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers will spend about $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.6 billion on candy, $390 million on greeting cards, and $490 million on pet costumes. Is it any wonder that Halloween is the 2nd most popular holiday, especially for retailers?
Trivia: Did you know that the game of “bobbing for apples” is an ancient practice dating back to the Romans? During this time some worshiped a goddess known as "Pomona", a goddess associated with the harvest. She was commonly portrayed with a basket of fruit and flowers. It was believed that the apple was sacred to the goddess. It was thought that if a female bobbed for an apple and then placed that apple under her pillow, she would then dream about her future love. That’s how bobbing for apples became a common practice on Halloween.
Just for fun, here are a few Halloween jokes to share.
Q. What do they teach in witching school? A. Spelling.
Q. Why did the skeleton cross the road? A. To go to the body shop.
Q. Why did the skeleton go disco dancing? A. To see the boogie man.
Q. What do witches use in their hair? A. Scare-spray
Q. What instrument do skeleton play? A. Trom-BONE.
Q. What do ghosts eat for breakfast? A. Boo-Berries.
Q. What is a vampire’s least favorite food? A. Stake
Q. What's a monsters favorite dessert? A. I-Scream!!
The Staff at Summit CPA would like to wish all the little goblins out there, a fun and safe Halloween.
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