Halloween Second Most Costly Holiday

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Halloween is the second biggest shopping holiday for retailers behind Christmas and according to some Internet sources the average person will spend about 98-dollars this year on costumes, candy and all the spooky decorations.

"Its actually something we save up for as much as we do Christmas," said one shopper.

Two-thirds of all adults will celebrate Halloween this year and they will spend hundreds of dollars doing it.

"Probably 2 to 3 hundred every year...we have about a 3 to 4 thousand dollar collection at the house for our Halloween party," said another shopper.

The National Retail Federation predicts that shoppers will spend almost 5-billion dollars this year on Halloween merchandise...that’s up from 3.29 billion in 2005.

And if you are planning on handing out candy this year...you can expect to see lots of pirates...Captain Jack Sparrow has been named the most popular costume for 2006.