SIX LESSONS WE LEARNT FROM... Hal­loween

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - BY MEG MA­SON

1. means pumpkins, Oc­to­ber plas­tic spi­ders and Aus­tralia’s an­nual de­bate about whether we should “do” Hal­loween. 2. Lat­est stats show half of house­holds with school-age chil­dren plan to trick- or-treat, and 50 per cent of all homes will have lol­lies at the ready… 3. …ex­plain­ing why Aus­tralian re­tail­ers give the tra­di­tion ring-ina big­ger push each year. How­ever, we’re way off the US, where Hal­loween is worth $10.5b an­nu­ally. And $460m of that is spent on cos­tumes for, ahem, pets. 4. Here, Gen Y and mil­len­ni­als are more at­tracted to grown-up Hal­loween an­tics than Gen Xers… 5. …who pre­fer to stay in and watch 20th an­niver­sary edi­tions of spook films The Craft and Scream. 6. Yay or nay, hav­ing fun-size Mars handy will save you scrap­ing egg off the mail­box come Novem­ber 1.

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