Is this the worst Halloween ever?October 21st, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Halloween is one of the most commonly celebrated festivals in the United States.
The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. The carved pumpkin is one of Halloween’s most important symbols in America, and is also known as jack-o’-lantern.
Halloween activities includes trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, carving Jack-o’-lanterns, and reading scary stories. Will there be a holiday this year? Will there be any celebration which majority of the American children look forward for this day?
Due to the on-going financial crisis the American’s are facing a credit crunch. The stocks are bearish and the spending power of an average American has gone down.
Pumpkin harvests are low doe to rains, this has resulted in the prices of Pumpkin to nearly double this year.
Now, facing a recall in many candies due to melamine contamination. List of candy recalled includes White Rabbit Creamy Candy, which is a 16-ounce package and also includes flavors such as Assorted—Chocolate, Coconut, and Coffee—Red Bean, Coffee, Corn, Lychee’s, Mango, and Strawberry. Cadbury Chocolate, Heinz Baby Food, and Unilever/Lipton Milk Powder are all affected. Pizza Hut suspended supplying cheese powder found to be contaminated by melamine in Pizza Hut’s Taiwan branch. In addition to milk, ice cream, and cookies, melamine has also been found in samples of a popular chocolate-filled Koala-shaped cookie made by Lotte. Now, the Belgian chocolates will be in demand.
Many local Candy manufacturers have also increased prices due to the ripple effect of previously soaring Gas prices and inflation.
So will the contaminated Candy, expensive pumpkin, expensive chocolates and the fact that people would spend less be successful in ruining this years Halloween celebrations?
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