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 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.