Sales of Halloween items in Britain are forecast to grow 12 percent this year to 325 million pounds, or $525 million, from a year earlier. . . In 2001, British Halloween sales were just £12 million.
the British love costumes, and costume dramas are a staple of British television. To dress up and to be observed is almost a national sport, whether at horse races, rowdy rugby matches, drunken university parties or balls for young socialites.Since I love Halloween, I generally think this is great, but too bad they can't keep Guy Fawkes Night, too.