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Today is Oct 31th, its Halloween in most of western countries. Before came to US, I barely know this festival.

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Introduction

Halloween It has been more than two months since I came to US. Though the main reason I came here is to pursing higher education, I still have to adapt the life here. I can?t deny that I have some culture shocks because the culture background here is quite different. Differences include eating habits, living condition, and the theme of my topic, festival. Today is Oct 31th, it?s Halloween in most of western countries. Before came to US, I barely know this festival. The only impression in my mind is that this is kind of a festival which celebrating ghost. ...read more.

Middle

The symbols of this festival include ?trick of treat?, costume party, watching horror movie and parade etc. To be honest, I don?t have a good feeling about ?trick or treat?, because my friend, who lives in US for five year told me that nobody knows what kind of crazy things those freaking kids will do. Last year, those naughty kids throw rocks to my friend?s house and some windows are broken. Scared about this, I decide to park my new pre-owned car in school and wish nothing happens. In my dictionary, Americans are party animals. They just love having parties. On contrary, Chinese do not have parties every often. ...read more.

Conclusion

As a foreigner, I am still not prepared to attend a costume party and I think I will just go on streets with my friends to see the parades. Considering that I am a graduate student majoring in finance, I think I have to write some economic aspects toward Halloween. I did some researches and found that Halloween is a good day to do business. It is estimated people spent $2 billion in candy, $300 million in pet costume [1] in Halloween and the trend is likely to expand in the future. Now is 3 pm, I can?t wait to join the parade in Manhattan. So I ended up here. Thanks. (By Ryan Zhe Wang, Oct 31 2011) ________________ [1] Jordan Weissmann , Oct 28 2011, http://www.theatlantic.com ...read more.

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