Halloween 2012

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Halloween 2012

In limbo between autumn and winter, life and death, Halloween is a time of grave celebration and superstition. Originating from our ancient Celtic past, the festival of Samhain was celebrated by the lighting of bonfires and people wore costumes to ward off evil spirits / ghosts. Pope Gregory IV made the 1st of November the day to honour all saints and martyrs in the early 900’s and the evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve, which today has become Halloween.

Halloween (image copyright Peak District Online)

Halloween (image copyright Peak District Online)

Halloween, now a community-based event celebrated with many child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating, has grown in the UK – in fact this year, there are simply too many events occurring throughout the UK for us to list!

So here are some links to organisations offering a wide range of Halloween events lists which are sure to provide entertainment for the whole family in your area. Please note that some listings are so long, that only the first 80 or so are listed, without filtering by town or county!

UK – wide

England

Scotland

Wales

There are many organisations in the UK which offer membership allowing discounted visits and events to members, in addition to other benefits – more information and links on such membership can be found here

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