Halloween Google Doodle – 31 October 2010


Google Logo HALLOWEEN_2010 Today has been the Feast of All Hallows – commonly known outside the Church as Halloween. To mark the occasion, a series of five Google Doodles were produced, and a YouTube Doodle was made by a third-party graphic designer who’s on YouTube himself.

It’s big in the US, where they were expected to spend £3.7bn on the ‘holiday’, dwarfing the UK’s expected £0.28bn. The festival now out-sells Valentines’ Day and Mothers’ Day, making it the third biggest money-spinning opportunity in the UK calendar (after Christmas and Easter).

This year, we haven’t had nearly so many ‘trick-or-treaters’ as in previous years, which surprised me. I thought that – because it is the end of the half-term holiday, a weekend, and mainly dry weather – there’d have been more calls on the doorbell. Still, that can only be a good thing – all the more sweets for me!

Next year, I’ll explain my hate for trick-or-treating, but until then a summary tweet:

“ANNOYING SELFISH BEGGING CHILDREN ringing my doorbell and trick-or-treating. Don’t they realise I have a chemistry test to hand in tomorrow?”

– Andrew Burdett, 31 October 2010


Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 21-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. He is now two-thirds of the way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, going to the theatre, and writing about himself in the third-person.