Halloween In Spain
The Spanish Halloween is celebrated in 3 days. Starting with el Dia de las Brujas (Day of the Witches). Then, Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day) and finally Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the dead) on November 2nd. In Spain these days are about honouring deceased loved ones and celebrating life. Whilst children dress up, there are exciting events in restaurants, bars and clubs for the adults.
In Barcelona you can spend your time visiting the extraordinary cemeteries (Montjuïc, Poblenou, and Les Corts) to experience night tours and special classical music concerts to get you right into the spirit of Halloween. To experience an authentic Catalan tradition, the village, Sant Feliu Sassera holds a two day event which is a Witch Festival – in commemoration of the 23 women who were accused of witch craft and sentenced to death. The festival is known as Fira de les Bruixes in the Plaça de l’Església which begins on the night of the 31st of October with a parade (you can also soak up some knowledge by exploring the witch museum in the village).
Around other parts of Spain including Madrid, Malaga and San Sebastián there are also fascinating themed parties and celebrations honouring the dead by decorating graves with colourful flowers. Spaniards typically dress up in zombies, ghouls, werewolves, witch and vampire costumes.