Media Musings Blog Archive A ghost or a grinch All holidays are increasingly becoming commercialised.
Coles and Safeway are currently selling carving pumpkins for over 20 dollars each. Little Jack O Lantern buckets, fake spider webs and ghostly lollies adorn the aisles. Unsurprisingly, conversations about whether or not we should celebrate Halloween in Australia have been popping up everywhere online. Here is a blog post about the increasing trend. The for arguments were burberry clearance online petty typical all holidays are commercial, we happily embrace the snowy images of Christmas even though it is scorching hot here. The against argument put simply, Halloween is not culturally relevant here. Alongside the article was a poll.22% of people said they would let their kids trick or treat, but over 78% said they wouldn all the marketing and media attention that this holiday has garnered, burberrys outlet Australia burberry kids outlet lack of interest in Halloween is somewhat surprising. This raises the question: do Australian really want to celebrate Halloween, or have they been coerced into doing so by retailers, social media and television shows? So where did our relatively recent interest in Halloween come from? Yes it is often in movies. ET, Hocus Pocus, Casper to name a few. It is referred to in The Real Housewives series and also in books and films like Harry Potter. A few days ago the IBT Australia publishedthis article on the partying hotspots for Halloween 2013.
Last year Woolworths recorded a 30% increase in Halloween related sales, saying that they expected to sell over 100,000 carving pumpkins. burberry final sale Social researcher Mark McKrindle said the increased presences of Halloween was retail lead may not be all bad. Having kids trick or treating and running around in the street creates a nice vibe and community feeling.
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