Informative Speech: Why You Should Today Celebrate Halloween?

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Attention Getter: I’m sure you have all heard the children’s rhyme that goes trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. Thesis: Today I will be telling you about the holiday that is just around the corner, Halloween! I will be sharing with you some facts that will help you understand the origins of this holiday. WIIFM Statement: Most people today celebrate this holiday. If you chose to dress up, or hand out candy, or even just use it as an excuse to have a big party. But most people have no idea how it originated and why it is so big today. Credibility: I have celebrated halloween ever since I was born. My parents would dress me up when I was a baby and I would pick out my costumes every year after. Some of my costumes were a…show more content…
Americans started to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money In the late 1800s Americans wanted to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment. Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived. Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats. Transition: Today, Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial

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