Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

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Los Halloween españoles

Todos los años la polémica se aviva y en España se discute sobre si Halloween es o no una fiesta “importada” y sobre el verdadero sentido del día de Todos los Santos. Se habla también mucho del carácter “poco respetuoso y demasiado siniestro” de Halloween. Pero si miramos bien veremos que en España hay tradiciones que bien pueden competir con esta “fiesta oscura”. Vamos con unos ejemplos.

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Spanish Halloween

Every year in Spain the controversy is rekindled and we argue about whether Halloween is an “imported” holiday or not and about how “disrespectful and sinister” it is. But if we take a closer look, we can see that there are traditions in Spain that may just rival this “dark festival.” Let’s take a look at a few examples.

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Halloween a la española

Halloween se celebra en España desde hace poco tiempo. Cierto: no es una fiesta oficial y hay gente a la que no le gusta por su carácter “importado” o “poco respetuoso con los difuntos”; pero también es verdad que tiene mucha popularidad y cada año cobra más fuerza. Hasta tal punto ha llegado su aceptación que poco a poco se está “españolizando”. ¿Por qué Halloween está triunfando en España? Os contamos algunas razones: las hay tanto filosóficas como prácticas.
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Halloween, Spanish Style

Only recently have we started celebrating Halloween in Spain. True: it is not an official holiday, and some people don’t like it because it is “imported” or “disrespectful to the dead;” but it is also very popular and it becomes more so every year. Continue reading…

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What costume should you wear in a Spanish Halloween

As you all know, the celebration of Halloween in Spain is accompanied every year by the same controversy: that it is an “imported” celebration, that we are forgetting the Spanish traditions in order to focus on having fun, that the eve of all saints day is a night of devotion and not of celebration… We are not going to dig further into polemics, for we already did last year.

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Halloween activities in Spain

Halloween is amongst the many festivities celebrated in Spain. The major cities are preparing for “The Witches Night” (“La Noche de Brujas”), as the Spaniards refer to Halloween sometimes as well, with a wide variety of activities and events to enjoy this night of fright! Continue reading…

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