Halloween is a holiday made only for spending money

Halloween is a holiday made only for spending money
Sure, it is fun to have a party and decorate your surroundings but there are many more holidays and they actually mean something and they are days off work so you can see your family and relax. Halloween doesn't really mean anything and it is made only for buying decorations and costumes. It's kind of pointless.


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Not really

A lot of holidays have been emphasised a bit more by companies to try and get more money from us. But I don't think that it is just a holiday that has been made for spending money. It is a tradition that has been done every year for centuries. The only things that have changed are the fact that people prefer to go for complex and ready-made costumes nowadays rather than just creating something from the things they have.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-16-2017

I disagree strongly

Halloween has been around for many years. It wasn't just made as a holiday to make people spend money. Some people may spend a lot of money because they love the holiday and like all holidays they go all out. Halloween actually costs me very little money. It is up to the person how much they want to spend. Many people make their own costumes or have Halloween parties and make all their own goodies. I don't think it is about the money at all. It is about having fun.
Posted by Sue on 10-17-2017
Jonathan Solomon

I think its more to it

Because even though I see your point of view, I still think there is more to Halloween than just spending money and consuming. To be honest, Halloween doesn't have to be that costly. Especially if you're creative. You don't need the most expensive costume. In fact, some of the best costumes are homemade. As long as you're with your friends, having fun going door to door trick or treating. Or scaring others when they ring your bell, that's what it's all about!
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-16-2017

Halloween more than for money

It is a traditional holiday and one that has a long history. It is a special holiday and one that both kids and adults like and enjoy. It is one of the best ones if you ask me. It is for fun, and festivity..and who doesn't like a good scare once in awhile?
Posted by kgord on 10-16-2017

I do not agree

If we think that Halloween is just a holiday made for people to spend money, then I think we should include every other holiday on this list, after all, people also spend money on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.

I think every holiday has its importance, and if we think only in the commercial and financial context, everything becomes very boring and boring. Holidays are meant to rest, spend more time with family and celebrate in the best way possible.

Posted by hermessantos on 10-18-2017

Only if you want to

I disagree. I think you can make any holiday great without breaking the bank. When I was younger, my mother would make me and all my siblings' Halloween costumes. All it took was some cheap fabric and a little imagination and we were transformed into princesses and witches.
Posted by Lizzyib on 10-20-2017

What Holiday Isn't Pointless?

Like all holidays or celebrations you have a choice to participate or not to participate. Halloween is no different from any of the other holidays. Meaning? Meaning they are all commercialized and the retailers aim to make more money than than during the “normal” time of the year. It could be Halloween. It could be the 4th of July. Some people don't spend a lot of money and have created their own traditions for enjoying the day. Once my kids were no longer little, my interest in Halloween waned. But I'm OK with other folks who have fun and treat a certain day as a solemn occasion. For those who go further and honor the dead and all of that stuff? If that the way the celebrate it, it's their choice.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 10-16-2017


Holidays are going to be commercialized. But they are retaining the culture this way. If you get rid of all the holidays, there is nothing new in the culture. And it gets boring this way. I have noticed that most of the people who spend time building things with no cultural stuff. They end up regretting that.
Posted by overcast on 10-17-2017

Not completely.

Well... Although the economic factor is linked to this holiday (and many companies certainly make lots of money from it), I don't think this holiday is focused on making people spend more money because the cultural issue has a marks a strong presence on this date.
Posted by wiseagent on 10-16-2017

Not really

Many people can celebrate this holiday without spending much money. You can use the things you got in previous years and you won't need to spend much. I don't see the big deal about, usually, the Halloween themes ornaments are cheap so I don't see the problem with spending a few dollars to have a nice Halloween night.
Posted by felabruno on 10-17-2017

I disgaree!

Halloween is one of the holidays we must always remember. Because this is the only day in the year were you can remember your past loved ones and be with them. So this holiday is also important for everyone of us.
Posted by blank629 on 10-16-2017


I'd say Christmas is considering they keep pushing the garbage onto us as early as August now. Plus there's the whole have to buy people gifts thing. Halloween on the other hand isn't as pushy about commercialism save for maybe candy and decor a bit. As to costumes, kids can still make do with creativity and still get something out of it no matter how rich or poor. In fact I would argue that Halloween is the most ALTRUISTIC holiday of them all since rich or poor, kids can get candy from trick or treating. Whereas Christmas, most kids don't even get anything while their classmates get toys, ect. I grew up in a single parent household so Christmas was always a bummer, but I always loved Halloween.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-16-2017

It depends

I think it depends on the person or family who celebrate it some would celebrate it for fun and for them money is not a problem because they have a budget for Halloween party. so lets just respect there decision if they like to celebrate it or not.
Posted by tophew on 10-16-2017

I don't think so

I practically and personally disagree with the assertion that Halloween is a holiday made only for spending money, how can anyone in his right thinking mind conceive the thoughts that Halloween is a party holiday meant for simply spending money?

Yes I do know that, from the buying of one Prop or costume or another, one tend to spend a few dollars or whatever currency used in such country but the fun of Halloween is definitely worth every penny spent on it.

Posted by Heatman on 10-16-2017

Not really

Halloween is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed. You do not actually need to wear any costume in order for you to remember your deceased relatives and to honor the saints and martyrs.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 10-16-2017


well, there's nothing wrong with letting down our hairs once in a while.We work hard then we should party hard.What is the essence of working our fingers out it mainly to have fun why do we complain when it time to have this fun.Partying is not an everyday affair so when it comes up like this Halloween we should embrace it, have fun, visit one another, come together and life continues.I totally disagree with you, life is for the living let continue to enjoy life.
Posted by lovely on 10-16-2017
That’s also our policy which is to enjoy life. Actually, holidays are for spending no matter what kind of holiday whether it is for religious purposes or for social affairs. But what exactly is a holiday for? It is one way of giving us a day to celebrate and to enjoy life. If there is no holiday, I cannot imagine to work, eat and sleep for 365 days. That’s a lot of money saved but what the heck, what do we get out of saving money and not enjoying life?
Posted by Corzhens on 07-03-2018
I love celebrating Halloween. It is so fun to dress up and decorate the house. We are organizing a Halloween party this year and this will enable me to meetup with my friends and relatives. However I agree that Halloween is a commercial festival. Sellers actually do their best to tempt customers to buy their products. Many people also spend their money carelessly for Halloween.
Posted by Pixie on 10-16-2017
I find that all modernized versions of holidays have been commercialized in some way or another to turn a profit from that time of year. Halloween is no different, but buying isn't the epitome of Halloween like how Christmas is. With Halloween, you buy decorations once and use them every year afterward if you're conservative or if you are an esteemed veteran of Halloween decorating you're innovative about your decorations around your house. Lest to say that Halloween isn't really about spending money but getting a sense of community and partying.
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-16-2017
I am pretty sure that all of the holidays nowadays have lost their real traditions and are only used for monetization. Just look at holidays like Christmas or Valentine's day. People start buying decorations and gifts in October when Christmas beings in December... it's absolutely ridiculous but still. I think that as long as people have fun dressing up and going trick or treating it's fine. Holidays still bring us good mood, joy and time to spend with our families.
Posted by Mehano on 10-16-2017
This is a way that people plan to enjoy their lives. I understand that Halloween celebrations might not mean so much to some of us here in Nigeria since we are not much interested in them, but that does I should discredit people's way of enjoyment. I don't see Halloween as a way of wasting of wasting/spending money.
Posted by Barida on 10-16-2017
Yes well like most Holidays are. Xmas and Easter suffer from the same evils are have its purposes long forgotten. Now it's all about buying presents and eggs but no one remotely associates them with the birth of Christ and his revival
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-16-2017
Every festivity comes with an added fun and every mode of fun makes a hole in the pocket, either big or small. I agree that Halloween must appear as an unwanted expenditure to some but, always remember that life is meant to be enjoyed. All the time, money and energy spent today will help you to create memories for a life time. Try to enjoy these small momemof happiness with your family and friends. No one know what life holds next. So, live life to the fullest. Consider life as a short version and live life to the fullest.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-16-2017
I also like celebrating Halloween here in our country Philippines October 31 we are starting to go to cemetery of our love ones to clean their tomb and bring some flowers at the same time other people have their own way of Halloween party until November 2 people are busy. It is not bad to celebrate Halloween or have party but we must not be so extravagant buying costumes remember that we celebrating this for our beloved ones who are already in the hands of our Lord and to give respect to them.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-17-2017
I also think that way sir. This kind of holidays don't have any basis whatsoever and they tend to spend their money for something temporary and utterless useless and baseless holiday. It feels like this holloween is a hollywood theme and just made to generate money as easy as taking candies from children. You can see the irony of it.
Posted by saygorem on 10-17-2017
I think many holidays are commercialized. And it'd be something to understand that spending money has it's set of the issues. But the thing with the holidays is that there are always going to be things that may keep you from enjoying. So always spend the time the right way. And the another thing is that halloween is going to be really good to spend. So we should not be shy away from that.
Posted by overcast on 10-17-2017
Halloween to me is another holiday, as good as Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July or any other. Every holiday has its celebration, decoration, customs, and needs to be respected and enjoyed for what it means. If we consider a holiday only for the money invested, then you are not celebrating the date or its meaning, you are celebrating how much you can afford, and that is not the main point of it. I've had the chance to celebrate holidays with much and few money, and let me tell you, I enjoy equally with more or less, because I do the holiday not the money party.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-17-2017
I agree that Halloween is invented or celebrated only for spending money. Other festivities also fall in the same category. What really is Christmas for? How about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and any other Day that we celebrate? Even New Year is also for the money. It is very clear that all the holidays and days of celebration are for the gifts and banquets. I sometimes think that those festivities are invented by businessmen. But in fairness to the business side, there is a saying that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy hence we need holidays to have a rest from the drudgery of work. Fine. And are we happy when we buy and give gifts? Certainly. With that, I would say again that Halloween is made only for spending money but we enjoy it.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-18-2017
I believe that people dont spend money only on the holiday, but there are other things they do that do not involve money, which thereby helps them to relax well and enjoy their holiday.
Posted by babyright on 10-18-2017
It is true that holidays are too much commercialized these days. The traditional and religious meaning of holidays has been buried under the commercial activities such as buying gifts, decorating a house, having a fest. These days most of the people do not know the true meaing of festivals such as Halloween or Easter. All they know is buy things that you will have to discard the next day.
Posted by vinaya on 10-19-2017
Halloween is celebrated traditionally around the world. yet, it made me ask. Why do people spend so much on Halloween costumes over bouquet for Mother's day. these celebration has just evolved over the years that it becomes commercialized and yet people are still into them. Why? Is it because of the fun that these event brings? Anyhow, Trick or treat?
Posted by Istine on 10-25-2017