We have all noticed how major holidays such as Halloween and Christmas have become blockbuster commercial and media events. The costumes are hardly off before the Christmas displays have been erected. While there has been a definite increase in major holiday hoopla, another holiday phenomenon has arrived.
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Christmas was one of the first commercialized holidays.
Other holidays have been created to promote products, such as National Peanut Butter Week, which help to increase product sales. Why do businesses create these holidays? They do it to increase sales in typically slow sales months. National Snack Food Week was specifically put in february due to a lack of good sales between St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Promotional packs are sent to school teachers to cater to the children's market.
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