Halloween has become a global holiday no longer can it be called an American tradition. The cost associated with this holiday can become exorbitant. The cost of customs, candy, and the other traditions involved has popularized Halloween and has made into a money making business.
Halloween originated in the fifth century when the Celts observed the festival of Samhain at the end of October when they believed that the ghost and demons roam the earth more so than other times. This holiday although viewed as a American tradition has been adopted by individuals in many countries although name differently share a common theme: the prospect of contact with spiritual forces or supposed spirits of the dead.
The purchasing of customs, candy, or pumpkin carving are used to appease or repel evil spirits. Halloween customs and traditions have merged or combined with other similar customs and traditions of countries such as Britain, Germany, and Africa which has contributed to making Halloween a multibillion dollar industry.