If you haven’t found the creepy yet unusual place to celebrate Halloween yet, here are some of the best destinations all around the world to consider. Do you know where the Halloween tradition came from? Most people are sure that this holiday was born in America, but this is not true! I thought the same way, but the first Halloween was in Ireland. So, enjoy learning about the best Halloween destinations you can visit on October 31 this year.
As you already know, Halloween was born in Ireland, so here it’s known as “Samhain Night.” This event takes 5 days and everybody gets something special. There are breathtaking fireworks and dancing with fire. You can also look at haunted houses, get some ghost spooky tour and take a part in a Dragon Safari. Each family has some fun and no one feels boring. In the medieval Irish, this event meant the fact that the days became shorter and harvest went to the end. Also they celebrate with a fire and some spooky dead revisiting.
5. EnglandPut on your best mask and enjoy dancing the night away in the fabulous candlelight setting at a masquerade ball. Within the mysterious Georgian tunnels beneath the Strand, the Masque of the Red Death promises an evening of decadence and debauchery, with amazing live music, dancing and sweet treats.
You can also join crime historian Donald Rumbelow on a guided stroll around Jack the Ripper’s haunts in East London. Also, be sure to visit the Ten Bells, a pub at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street, where, allegedly, two of his victims drank.
If you want to remember your Halloween celebration for years, spend the night in a Haunted Castle or attend a Psychic Supper. Explore Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset. You will creep around the witch’s kitchen, parlor and a big hall, drenched in neon color and echoing with the cackles and dull drips of the enigmatic river.
Take the Exbury Ghost Train through the pitch-black tunnels and be spooked by scarecrows, skeletons and other ghouls on route. The Napoleon Bone-aparte and Batty the Vampire will be on board to spook the whole family with scary stories and jokes. If you need to calm your nerves, be sure to take a look at some of Exbury’s mysterious trees like the Ghost Tree, the Chinese Coffin Tree, and the Devil’s Walking Stick.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Halloween Festival features a mass zombie walk, magic classes for budding witches, wizards, and numerous ghost stories.
Explore the ghostly side of the West Midland Safari Park in the scary, bat-infested Twilight Cave. Or, go on a spooky tour of a 14th-century castle at the Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire.
Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge, Shropshire celebrates Halloween in a real morbid Victorian style. As dusk falls and the sun slips away, the street lamps cast strange and frightening shadows at each corner of this 19th-century town and plenty of ghostly figures replace the smiling shopkeepers and friendly townspeople.
6. ColombiaHalloween festivities in Colombia are the result of the huge influence of American culture. The capital of the country, Bogota is the center of Halloween celebrations. Colombians like Halloween and go all out with amazing costumes. You may also want to celebrate Halloween in Cali, where during the Moto Halloween Party motorcycle enthusiasts dress up in their scariest outfits and ride around the city to celebrate Halloween.
7. Hong KongKnown as the Halloween party capital of Asia, Hong Kong has 2 traditions. The first tradition involves the event “Yue Lan” or Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. The second, more commercialized event is celebrated by American or Canadian expatriates. Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park (Halloween Bash) host Halloween shows every year. Lan Kwai Fong bars annually throw Halloween parties.
8. The Middle EastSaint Barbara’s Day or Eid il-Burbara is a holiday very similar to Halloween and it is annually celebrated on December 4 among Arab Christians in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. It’s celebrated in honor of the Christian Saint and Martyr Saint Barbara. Lebanese and Syrian Christians believe that Saint Barbara disguised herself in various characters to elude the Romans who were persecuting her.
One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween is celebrated around the world. Kids dress up in different costumes and go trick-or-treating, and awesome decorations including carved pumpkins adorn all the streets. Do you love Halloween? Where are you going to celebrate it?