French Paper Pronounces Halloween 'Dead'
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
In America, Halloween is over for the year, but the French may have buried it for good. One toy retailer reports that Halloween related sales have plunged by a half every year. And the group No to Halloween has been trying to put a stake in the holiday since it was introduced into France a decade ago. Anti-Halloween activists call it an orgy of consumption and, even scarier, American. Now the newspaper Le Parisien has declared it dead.
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