The history of Halloween has evolved over the times. From being a Celtic festival celebrated at the end of the Harvest season to ward off evil spirits, it has transitioned to a day of merriment, tricks and treats.
Kids dress up as ghosts and ghouls (and the most spookiest of dresses) and roam the neighborhood. Kids demand a treat of sweets or snack or gifts. If they are not given, they threaten (of course in good humor) to play a trick on the people living in the house. A few years ago, the treat was more in the form of raisins and maybe a chocolate bar.
But Halloween has come a long way now. Kids are busy planning their Halloween costumes from as early as August. Schools plan parties for the kids and the “roam the neighborhood” is more of an organized plan with the help of parents (using the best in class gadgets and google maps).
It is not uncommon to have masquerade parties and people those who are at the party vote for the best costume. (Have you ever been to one of these? Believe me it is a lot of fun.) Stores have special Halloween sections selling costumes, candies and snacks. People spend a lot on Halloween decorations to give the spooky effect. From smoky drinks (made with dry ice), red velvet cupcakes, spooky music and fake skeletons, the stores have it all.
Halloween is when the most candy is sold and is very close to Christmas in terms of the total sales. So why should the “Web” be left behind for the Halloween?
It has its share of “Halloween” too. From “Monstrous WordPress Deals on Halloween” to “Happy Halloween” deals, the web has it all. Web Professionals are frequently on the look out for discounts on premium themes and web resources to fill up their toolboxes.
In short, Halloween is another day when you can party and have a blast… and if you are the owner of a store (online or retail), you can have a blast too!
[symple_box style=”boxinfo”]Halloween Effect WordPress Plugin[/symple_box]
Is your WordPress Site ready for Halloween?
Is you WordPress site ready for Halloween to cash in on the festive “sales” for Halloween? Aah… I know what you must be thinking. Changing my WordPress theme for just one day? Too much effort and overhead! With Halloween just around the corner, there isn’t much time to spare either.
Here’s is a WordPress plugin that you can use to give the “spooky” Halloween effect to your website. One click install and you are ready to setup the festive mood on your website.
With this Halloween effect WordPress plugin you can get a bunch of creepy flying bats for spooking your visitors or scary ghosts flying around your site. And yes… not to forget the symbol of Halloween the “jack-o-latern” pumpkin. Add this plugin to your site and get the most out of Halloween.
Give a trick as well as a treat to your site visitors for FREE here.