Halloween seems to grow in popularity every year. The decorations begin to fill the store in September and there is almost as much as Christmas. What state likes to decorate the most for Halloween? Number one on the list is...Utah. The beehive state turns out for All Hallows' Eve.
I don't know if it's the long shadows cast by the tall mountains, but Utahns go all out when it comes to decking the halls with Halloween spirit. Yards are transformed into eerie cemeteries, complete with fog machines and tombstones that light up the night like a full moon.
And our creativity knows no bounds. We've got witches flying from rooftops, zombies crawling out of the ground, and skeletons having tea parties in the front yard. You name it; we've probably got it.
Next on the list for Halloween decorating was Illinois, Texas, New Jersey and then New Mexico. It doesn’t seem to be a regional thing. Iowa, Minnesota and Mississippi were the states who are the least likely to put up something that would make Jack the Pumpkin King feel welcome.
Here is how they did the rankings. They looked at the terms each states googled and surveyed 998 Americans. Some states like Montana and Wyoming didn't even make the list for insufficient data, whatever that means.
Whether you like happy, cute decorations or gruesome and disturbing, the most popular figure to decorate with is a skeleton in Utah. Several other states use skeletons as well, but I like Arizona. They were the only state that decorates with the Grim Reaper.
I’m glad Utah goes all out for Halloween. We must like to get in the spirit. We even paint the southern part of the state orange in honor of the Holiday.