Travelling Abroad for Halloween

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While Halloween celebrations in the UK are quite reserved, the story can be very different in other countries. We take a look at the ways different countries celebrate Halloween and how you can get involved, should you wish to take a little holiday as the winter nights draw in.

America.

If you want to go over the top for Halloween and really immerse yourself in the holiday, then America is definitely the place for you. American go all out when it comes to dressing up, trick or treating and decorating their houses.

If your planning on travelling over there for Halloween, why not check out Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disneyworld Florida, which is appropriate for all ages of children, while still embracing the Halloween spirit.

If you have family over there it might be the perfect time to visit too as you'll get to experience what Halloween is like for the average American family, and may even be able to travel round the neighbourhood trick or treating for some delicious American candy.

Mexico.

If the traditional vision of Halloween is not your thing, why not head to Mexico and celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) instead? The celebration takes place between October 21st and November 2nd, and is used to remember and honour loved ones who have passed away. While celebrating the dead might sound a little morbid, the celebration is actually a very colourful and happy occasion, with families taking the time to spend some time with their families graves, and even decorating them.

Families also celebrate the day by have small alters in their houses and leaving offerings for the dead. While you don't have to go all the way to Mexico to celebrate Day of the Dead, there's nothing quite like immersing yourself fully in the culture of something to enjoy it fully. You can spend Day of the Dead remembering those who you love, and sharing stories, eating, drinking and partying with other people who are doing the same. The most important thing is to make sure you have fun!

Italy.

If you're heading to Italy this October, then Halloween is definitely a good time to go. Halloween, or All Saint's Eve is a very popular time for Italians, and there is usually lots of dressing up involved.

All Saint's day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd are the main holidays for Italians, but dressing up for Halloween is definitely making its way into popular culture.

The town of Corinaldo has started calling itself the Italian Capital of Halloween and puts on an array of entertainment and attractions during the last week of October. If you fancy visiting Corinaldo but don't want to stay there for you entire holiday you can always look into car rental in Italy so you can venture out for a little Halloween fun without being stuck there.

Travelling for Halloween.

There are plenty of different ways you can celebrate Halloween, so combining it with a holiday might be a good idea. While you may just want to partake in a couple of spooky activities, you may want to go the whole hog and immerse yourself in the Halloween horror for as long as possible. Researching what's on offer can ensure you have the perfect Halloween break.

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American, Day Of The Dead, Disneworld, Halloween, Italy, Mexico, Travel

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