Come October 31st and you can feel and see an upsurge in activity in your city. The reason is simple; it is Halloween and you don’t need any excuse today to set off to your favorite holiday destination or to enjoy a party with your friends. People in their Halloween costumes visit friends and relatives and enjoy Halloween recipes.
Halloween is a much awaited time for celebration. It is a holiday and several events are planned in different cities around the globe. The Halloween celebrations around the world for 2010 are expected to be equally interesting and exciting. Make the celebrations far more exciting and fun-filled by trying something different this year.
Venture outdoors and explore places that you have always wanted to. You can limit your holiday destination to the nearby haunted houses or choose to move out of your hometown.
Irrespective of the place you are traveling to, the destination has to be essentially a spooky, eerie, and mysterious one, if it a haunted house you are visiting. Some visit these places for the sake of fun while others love to believe that something paranormal and occult exists in these places.
You can also travel to many holiday destinations, which are rightfully known as Halloween destinations. Try out something different this Halloween. Instead of staying back at home and enjoying the Halloween costume parties, and trick and treating, try visiting some of these places this year on Halloween. Make your vacation a spooky one.
- New Orleans
Set off for a haunted history tour to French Quarters. The place is infamous for vampires, voodoo, and ghosts.
- Salem in Massachusetts
You can visit the Salem Witch Museum. Don’t miss out on House of Seven Gables.
Other destinations in United States are Outer Banks in North Carolina, San Antonio, and San Francisco.
If you wish to extend your Halloween holiday celebrations for few more days, you can also travel to distant places in Europe.
Generally speaking, Halloween destinations you can visit in Europe include the following–
Plan a trip to Palermo. Visit Capuchin Catacombs. It is believed that this place has mummies that are more than 500 years old. Interestingly, these mummies remain suspended from the walls.
Prague has many ancient buildings and monuments. Stories of mass execution are not uncommon here. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery where the graves are placed one top of another. This arrangement was done due to shortage of space. It is not a very pleasant feeling to be all alone after dusk in this graveyard. Other destinations in Europe are Paris, Venice, and Edinburgh.
Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the globe. For instance, during Halloween celebration in Germany, people prefer to keep away their knives on this day. This is done as a precautionary measure so that the dead souls returning to earth on this day for the celebrations don’t get hurt accidentally.
Halloween celebration in Austria involves people place bread and water on a table with a lamp close by. It is believed that it welcomes the dead souls.
Halloween is oftentimes referred to as Day of the Dead. It gets its name from “All Hallow Eve’s” as it falls on the eve of “All Hallows” Day.