This is the question I recently asked myself as I have discovered a new phenomenon that has got me very worried. I realise that supermarkets start selling Halloween costumes and other accessories just after Easter, but I have never seen the new custom that has gripped my area. I thought that maybe I had slept through it, or that they had moved the date and not told me.
Not only are there some people hanging Halloween decorations already, but there are also carved pumpkins appearing on doorsteps! I would be surprised if they last until the end of the month before they start to rot (or is that the idea?).
I have enough trouble with people putting Christmas decorations up in November, but surely this is going too far. I have seen that Cadbury are getting in on the act by selling Scream Eggs, why don’t they just sell Creme Eggs all year round and make everyone happy.