Halloween is not as huge in the rest of the world as it is in the United States. Americans have a special appreciation for the holiday that outsiders generally perceive as a bit over the top. There are however some good spots outside the U.S. to spend Halloween. Dublin is at the top of that list. The holiday’s roots are in the Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts were known to carve fearsome faces into gourds to fend off evil spirits. Historians speculate this is the origin of the Jack O’ lantern.
Opportunities abound for an atmospheric Halloween in Dublin. There are several festivals around the city with a wide range of entertainment. Activities run the gamut from costume contests and dancers to fireworks. A Halloween parade also makes its way through the city.
For those of you looking for some real frights there is no shortage of authentically haunted houses in Dublin. Several companies offer haunted walking and bus tours that highlight these locations. The Irish are known for their gift of gab and you are guaranteed to hear some good yarns on these outings. After all, we do have Ireland to thank for one of the creepiest storytellers of all time, Bram Stoker the author of Dracula.
To experience a truly ghostly holiday arrange a car rental in Dublin Ireland today!