The world’s biggest annual festival, Halloween, will be in full swing in some of the world’s poorest countries this year, but many of the festivities will be free.
Some of the best places to celebrate this time of year include carnival rides and traditional Christmas market rides, but there’s a catch.
It’s not cheap.
“People can go and spend millions of dollars to get a spectacular event,” says Laura Farrar, a lecturer in social work at the University of Birmingham and a co-author of The New Urban Holiday: The Art and Science of Holiday Resorts.
And they should.
While most festivals and celebrations around the world cost around £100 or more, the cost of living in developing countries can be higher.
It could mean spending £100 for a party that lasts around five hours, or more for a single night.
That can leave many people with no choice but to make do with the cheap.
And many of these cheap events can be more entertaining than a traditional one, according to Dr Farrars study.
“It’s about taking the elements and turning them into something that people can actually enjoy,” she says.
And the more fun you have with them, the more likely you are to get more people to come and enjoy them.
“You’re less likely to get people to go and see the same thing twice, and that is very, very good for social welfare,” she adds.
“This is really the key point: when you’re making money off a free event, you’re not making a financial profit but you’re giving something to the world that is going to have a lot more people coming through.”
The key is in the design and the decorating of the parties.
“For most countries, they’re really very concerned about the decor, and the quality of the decorations is going a long way to the level of the experience,” Dr Farars says.
The cost of the cost There’s a number of reasons why people can choose to do a holiday party for free, Dr Fars says, but the key is to make sure that it’s fun and memorable. “
That’s really what you want to do when you are looking for a good quality experience.”
The cost of the cost There’s a number of reasons why people can choose to do a holiday party for free, Dr Fars says, but the key is to make sure that it’s fun and memorable.
“The big thing is you want the party to be engaging, that it brings people together,” she explains.
“And that means you’re going to need a variety of different things, and you want different kinds of food to suit different tastes.”
The main ingredients that you’ll want for a cheap party include: food from local suppliers that are affordable, locally sourced, and of good quality