There’s nothing to tide one over – festivity-wise, at least – between Easter and Christmas over here
The Day of German Unity doesn’t really have much zing to it (much navel-gazing, and a whole bunch of people wishing that the cause for the day off i.e. reunification hadn’t happened in the first place..) and All Saints is sombre at best.
Halloween maybe, but that’s mostly just decorated pumpkins.
So when the hypermarket clears out vast swathes of bicycles and fitness kit, you just KNOW that – within days – we’ll be smothered in red and green tat.
When’s Easter next year….?