Top 10 Places to Celebrate Halloween in 2015

Top 10 Places to Celebrate Halloween in 2015

One of the most exciting celebrations is coming. The time when living meet with the dead, when death and its powers are being commemorated and glorified. Meanwhile, see where you could go and join a parade or magical gathering.

10. Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

The estate belonged to a very rich plantation owner in Montego Bay. His beautiful young wife however practiced witchcraft and voodoo. It is said that she used the slaves as guinea pigs, tortured and even killed them. Today there is a ghost of Great White Witch, haunting in this house.

Why to go there?

Go on a tour during Halloween and maybe you will meet this witch if you wish.

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9. Chateau Miranda, Celles, Belgium

Built in the 19th century by French aristocrats who escaped the Revolution, the castle was taken over by the Belgian government, that established an orphanage here. It was closed in 1980, but the family refused to relinquish it to the state to take care of it. Therefore, today it attracts adventurers and ghost hunters.

How to get there?

Keep in mind that you can be fined for getting inside. Get to the village of Celles by train.

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8. New Orleans, USA

Visit the spooky Manchac Swamp, which is truly enigmatic and probably the place, where ghosts spend a lot of their time. Also there are authentic voodoo shops, where you can purchase tools for magic. Also join the fun parade, that hits the streets and is truly amusing.

When to go there?

On the last October day. Shops are open anytime though.

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7. West Hollywood Carnaval, Los Angeles, USA

The celebration takes place in Santa Monica Boulevard, where around 500 000 people gather to have an exceptional masquerade. The participators compete whose costume is going to be more outrageous and exceptional. A true feast for your eyes and of course amusing parties as well as music performances entertain the gatherers.

When to go there?

On Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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A girl in costume stands along Santa Monica Blvd. during the Carnaval in West Hollywood.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA OCOTBER 31, 2011-A woman spreads her wings along Santa Monica Blvd. at the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival Monday night. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

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6. Festival of the Dead, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

The town has a significant historic meaning: it was the infamous place of, where witches once lived. Today the festival attracts around 500 000 visitors each year, who pay their dues to the dead. The Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo take place throughout October, while the main gathering known as the Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball features voodoo ceremonies, ritual music and appearances of the Witchdoctors.

When to go there?

Various events take place through whole October. The main ball is being held on the 31st day of the month.

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5. Las Vegas Halloween, Las Vegas, USA

The town throws an incredible extravaganza – after all Las Vegas is the capital of fun and entertainment. Thousands gather to the Strip and join an incredible parade, where unbelievable masks and costumes make one’s head spin.

Why to go there?

Hotels and clubs invite to join an abundance of colorful themed parties and celebrate until you drop.

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4. Halloween on Halsted, Chicago, USA

The visitors can enter a competition and compete for a prize in these categories: pet costume, drag, scariest, most original, and best group. The parade takes place in Northalsted neighborhood, which is rich with restaurants and bars, that also organize fun themed parties and music events.

When to go there?

On October 31st. If you want to participate in the costume competition, you have to register in advance.

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3. Dracula’s Castle, Romania

A property of Vlad Dracula – the most famous vampire in history – attracts thousands of tourists, who are curious to explore the historic castle. Meanwhile on Halloween it hosts a spooky and exciting party. See the Nighttime Events and a scary tour.

When to go there?

The special tours are being held from the 29th of October to the 4th of November.

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2. Oaxaca, Mexico

The Day of the Dead was celebrated by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations already. Locals visit cemeteries, where they prey and even play music and sing. Streets are decorated with flowers and skulls – the death always looms around and the celebration commemorates that.

When to go there?

On October 30th and October 31st.

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Dead Mariachis during the Day of the Dead, a three-day Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed away.

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1. The Great Jack’O Lantern Blaze, Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA

Found in Hudson Valley, Sleepy Hollow gets filled with amazing sculptures, made entirely of pumpkins. Every year the exhibition features 4000 carved and illuminated pumpkins. Scary snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts and other spooky characters provide a unique site.

When to go there?

From October 2 to November 15.

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