Halloween 2020 will be a strange one. Should it be any different than anything else?
There is no question that 2020 has been a strange year. Despite all the negativity surrounding the pandemic, some memorable things have happened.
Why don’t we examine some of the things that will make this Halloween a year to remember? In 2020 we will experience both a full moon and a blue moon, something that happens rarely. Although blue moons occur about every two- and one-half years, the last time that we experienced a coast to coast full moon on Halloween was back in 1944.
Let us not forget that Halloween is a holiday for ghouls and goblins and that big full moon may bring out the werewolf in all of us.
It is also the weekend when many parts of the country switch back from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. Meaning that in those states the blue moon will last an hour longer than usual. Which can be a great help to those of us that will enjoy a Saturday evening costume celebration.
Speaking of costumes, two of the more popular costumes this year will be firefighter and health care worker. Although the stalwart Witch and Devil will continue to be popular.
On the downside, the pandemic will likely limit the time-honored tradition of “trick or treating”. Unfortunately, this is an activity that has been on the wane for years. And what is going to happen to all that unsold and undistributed candy? It will eventually be sold, likely at a discount. One thing for sure, it will get eaten. Even if it takes a little longer. Did you know that currently, the most popular Halloween candy is Skittles? Which are followed closely by the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, M&M’s, and Snickers. Candy Corn, once the most popular has fallen to sixth according to Candy Industry Magazine.
I would say that the full moon often drives people crazy. But in 2020 it is hard to decipher what is normal and what is crazy. Perhaps the rare Blue Moon on Halloween will set things right again?
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