Prior to the All Saints’ Day only a week. On the eve of this holiday for the whole night will be the leitmotif of scary stories, locks, lighting of pumpkins, candles and cobweb, and people in costumes of monsters and heroes of horror films will fill the streets. Halloween is a holiday that has a Celtic and Anglo-Saxon origin, has received widespread and traditionally otmechaetsya31 October in many countries.
Shortly before the holiday we offer you a review of 10 places around the world where the spirit of Halloween felt the best way possible. Bangkok or Transylvania, France, the U.S. or Mexico, do not forget to look to England, Germany and Italy – you’ve already made a choice, “Trick or treat?”.
1. Salem (Mass.), USA
This is the first place that comes to mind when talking about the real American Halloween. Located just 30 minutes from Boston, Salem – the perfect place to feel the spirit of the autumn holiday! From small to large, in costume and with those painted beyond recognition – everything here will enjoy the stay in the famous “city of witches.” From the first to the last days of October in Salem tourists waiting for the numerous horror films, a variety of holidays in a house with ghosts, witches and sorcerers, parades, and even a spiritualist sessions at tellers.
2. Bangkok, Thailand
In the streets on Halloween night, as well as clubs, bars and restaurants of the capital of Thailand have become the scene of mass celebration. In particular, the area of ??Silom Soi 4 ??(Silom Soi 4) is a place where one can not visit. And do not forget a costume: and, the more outrageous it would look better!
3. Transylvania, Romania
In a country shrouded in legend of Count Dracula, survive Halloween night will be a challenge only by the most courageous. Touch the mysticism of these places can be inside the famous castle of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes, or one of the many castles belonging to the XV century. Try to stay indifferent when you hear a suspicious noise or notice shadows suggestive fear even the most skeptical.
4. Shalindre, France
This small town, located near the border with Switzerland, could be called the “European Salem” for his close ties in the past with witchcraft. Participation in the Festival of the witches, which takes place here every year in the last days of October, has for nearly a century, just what you need for an unforgettable celebration of Halloween. Touch the Celtic heritage, dance in the atmosphere of the spirit of the Middle Ages, explore the origins of the witch hunts, dating back to the XVI century.
5. Stonehenge, England
The origin of Halloween is due to the fact that the Celts who inhabited the territory of modern Britain and Ireland, believed that on this night the boundary between the living and the dead disappear. In order not to fall prey to the evil spirits, a treat for them exhibited in the streets, while in the woods of Celtic priests, druids, sacrificed by the fires. In some places even exhumed and were placed throughout the city corpses, which probably led to the birth of the myth of zombies. Mystic same surrounding Stonehenge, making this archaeological site is definitely one of the most suitable places to celebrate Halloween.
6. Naples, Italy
The city of rich traditions and a variety of folk beliefs associated with the world of the dead on Halloween night brings shade of mystery and legend. Be sure to take part in a specially organized excursions during this period. Going through the narrow streets, guided only by the light of a lantern, listening to the horror stories that once took place here, you’re not likely to get bored zdas: who knows what awaits around the next corner? ..
7. Mexico City, Mexico
During celebrations in Mexico associated with the Day of the Dead, thousands of people flock to the cemetery, bringing flowers and food to the graves of loved ones. The most charming place to spend the night, full of magic, of course, is to look around the city of Patzcuaro based Purepecha Indian people. Visiting the islands of Lake Garda, where the fog on the shore mixed with mysticism and culture of the indigenous people, will be an unforgettable experience.
8. Londonderry or Derry, Ireland
Ireland’s largest Halloween celebration is held annually in the town of Derry. For a whole week there are many events, such as, for example, exhibits owls, evening ghost stories, visiting the ancient galleon, and in the Nerve Centre Cinema horror show.
9. Berlin, Germany
The Germans are very fond of this autumn celebration. In recent years, the city is becoming more and more busy: people walking around in costumes, and the clubs, libraries and historic areas of the city parks, numerous themed parties. This is typical for the German capital.
10. Evora, Portugal
Here is one of the chapel in the world that inspire fear. Just here you can start celebrating Halloween in Portugal. Built from the bones of more than 5,000 people, Capela dos Ossos, in Portuguese means “The Chapel of Bones,” was built in the XVI century and is located near the church of St. Francis. The inscription at the entrance of “We, bones that are here await your arrival” and the phrase on the roof, “Better the day of death than the day of birth” can scare even the most fearless.