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halloween

Postby wollie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:35 pm

I will be in Spain for halloween.
Just wonder how they celebrate in Spain.
Also where i would find out if anything on.
Just curious.

Many thanks...

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Re: halloween

Postby costakid » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:04 pm

the last few years have really taken off with halloween.

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Re: halloween

Postby Gasman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:28 pm

It is a bit commercial, mainly for the kids to revell a bit in silliness, and to have an arty crafty thing to do in school for the juniors. You may see a lot of pumpkins about, and more activities in the larger towns than in the villages. Do a google search for the towns local to where you are visiting, for events, and you might come up with something.

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Re: halloween

Postby Wicksey » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Maro apparently has a big evening of attractions as they tie it in with their fiesta for castaña and sweet potato and they call it Maroween.

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Re: halloween

Postby Pamela1 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Im in Malaga on the night of Halloween, costakid might know if Malaga is likely to be busy.Also any recomendations where to have food?

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Re: halloween

Postby costakid » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Centro commercial at Rincon is very busy. I cant believe how its changed in the last 6 years.

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Re: halloween

Postby Pamela1 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:14 pm

Sounds good costakid, ive not ventured there before so we will give it a whirl..love trying out new areas..

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Re: halloween

Postby wollie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks for replies, the reason i ask at all is i arrive in Malaga Airport at about 7pm on 31st.
If there was anything on it be over before i hear of same....

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Re: halloween

Postby El Cid » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:15 pm

The day after is All Saints Day and is a big event in Spain. Everyone goes to respect their dead family where they are interred. You have never seen so many flowers. The place I would recommend is the village of Comares where the cemetery is on the top of the hill with the most fabulous views. The best time to visit is the next day when it has calmed down a bit and the flowers are still fresh.

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Re: halloween

Postby wollie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:58 pm

Sid,
Thanks for advise but i was thinking more of then ghost/scary side and how people celebrate and different cultures.
I know all about the holy-days as i come from that tradition and though i do not do much now i never changed.
I only go to grave-yards for funerals that i need attend, they will be coming for me so i am a bit superstitious...

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Re: halloween

Postby gerryh » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:05 pm

I think you will find that here in Spain the shops have realised that there is commercial gain in selling Halloween tat to the kids and party goers.
Don't think any of it is to do with celebrating different traditions/ cultures.
The only true celebration is, as Sid said, the laying of flowers and sitting with the dead relatives.
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