Halloween in Malaga is coming closer and closer , which means it is time for “Trick or treat…” again. The American version of Halloween has taken over the world, including the almost always sunny capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga. People walk past doors using the famous sentence trick or treat, dress up as monsters or any other scary creature and like to attend Halloween parties. However they seem to have forgotten the original meaning of Halloween.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.
People may seem to have forgotten the original meaning behind Halloween or never knew about the original meaning, solely because time has changed. In this century, we have a more realistic view on the world. Now-a-days people try to find the most interesting, most beautiful or most scary mask or costume to impress others when it is Halloween. People organize the most fascinating parties and put so much effort in buying and using the right props to make it the scariest experience people will ever have.
Halloween in Malaga has also taken over OnSpain School. However, we know that we will throw the scariest and coolest party in Malaga! Tomorrow, the 25th of October, you are welcome to join us at Onspain when we are celebrating this bloody evening. At 21:00 we have some scary surprises ready for you! We are daring you to come or are you too afraid?!
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