Festivals like Halloween are one of the most awaited ones in the USA and the citizens spend way too much on this event. Halloween has always been a bumper for the US economy; however, the spending and celebrations of the festival were a little different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite the pandemic, the Americans celebrated the festival in a full flash, keeping the SOPs in mind. Many people had a virtual party on video conference calls, some gathered at the event place and maintained social distancing, and some opted for candy handouts.
According to the National Retail Federation, the Halloween 2020 was expected to still be profitable with average planned spending of $92.12 per person, which made the collective US planned spending to be $8 billion. In the previous year, the total planned spending for Halloween was $8.8 billion, which clearly shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has not affected the spending of the current year.
Let’s have a detailed look at the US total planned spending for Halloween since 2009 in the infographic below.
Infographic by: Statista.com