23 Oct Where Did Trick or Treating Come From?
Groups of kids running around banging on doors and getting a bunch of candy? Who thinks up this crap? Turns out the Irish and Scottish may be to blame for your hefty Halloween candy bill. History suggests that Irish and Scottish immigrants fleeing the potato famine in Ireland around the 1840’s popularized Halloween in America with their homeland tradition of guising and souling. By the 1920’s pranking had become the popular activity until World War II came around and stopped all the fun due to sugar rationing (talk about sad). With a massive post war baby boom, and sugar rationing finally over, candy companies launched a marketing campaign to get Halloween back into full swing. Now Halloween is the second largest holiday with people spending nearly $7 billion annually on Halloween, almost half of that on candy alone.
That’s all fine and interesting, but what’s in it for you? Not much, besides a few oohs and aahs upon seeing the cute little kids who don’t have a clue what is going on. Maybe this year it’s time to breakout of the usual routine and treat yourself to a change. This Halloween you can come to Escape Frenzy and try out our Haunted House escape room to get yourself in the spirit of the holiday. It’s sure to cost less than nine bags of candy and be way more fun than seeing 17 year olds put on a baseball cap and call it a costume just to get some free candy. If you really want to you can always leave a bowl of candy on the front porch, while you are out having the time of your life trying to escape the room. Book now at WWW.ESCAPE-FRENZY.COM before all the escape rooms fill up.
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