Halloween in Dublin is celebrated much like it is in the United States. The little kids go trick-or-treating and the big kids go to Halloween parties. There are scary movies, pumpkins, witches, and ghost stories. I wanted to go to a haunted castle or something in Ireland, but I'll have to save that for the first weekend of December when I go to my roommate's hometown with her. Apparently there is a really haunted castle there where a lot of tv shows are filmed with people that are locked in during the night. Anyway, the only differences I found about Halloween in Ireland vs. in the United States are:
-In some areas (eg County Dublin), they light bonfires on the night of Halloween.
-Many people set off fireworks on Halloween.
There may have been more differences, but I was on campus for Halloween and may have missed many of the traditions.
|Me (left) as a cowgirl and Ginger (right) as a hippie at the Friday night Halloween party|