Celebrate Halloween Like Never Before – Don’t Miss The Captivating Traditions Of The Day Of The Dead
No questions about it, the most exciting place to be in the world between October 31st and November 2nd, is in Mexico celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
The Top 2 Locations To Celebrate The Day Of The Dead
# 1 Cancun
Travel in style to Cancun International Airport and then enjoy one of the most bewitching celebrations in the world. Venture around the beautiful local neighborhoods and see first hand the authentic altars created by the locals. Whatever you do, you won’t want to miss the Festival of Life and Death Traditions at Xcaret Park.
# 2 San Jose Del Cabo
Agree Cemetery or the town plaza are without a doubt the most enjoyable places to celebrate. Bring the whole family or go on a romantic getaway. With everything from face painting to enjoying a relaxing cocktail among beautiful altars and colorful folklore, there is something for everyone.
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Unforgettable Ways To Celebrate Halloween In The USA
Do You Love History?
If so, you won’t want to miss the Festival of the Dead in Salem, Massachusetts. Only 45 minutes from Logan International Airport, you can learn all about the tragic times of the Salem witch trials, and experience the majestic beauty of New England in the fall.
And if that’s not enough
New Orleans is another great place to celebrate for all you Anne Rice fans out there!
On the other hand
If it’s excitement you are looking for, you have to make your way to New York City for the Halloween Parade in The Village.
Even More Truly Memorable Places To Travel And Celebrate Haloween
Did you know
Halloween actually originated in Ireland as ‘Samhain Night.’ This medieval festival marked the end of the harvest season and was a time for the dead to return to the world of the living. In late October visitors can join local celebrations that include everything from fire dancing to a Dragon Safari.
Venture to the unknown in Hong Kong where you will find a variety of ways to celebrate Halloween. First, you can enjoy the traditional celebration of “Yen Lan” (Festival of the Hungry Ghosts). Or, you test your limits at one of the area’s famous parties that are known to go on all night long. Finally, if you are traveling as a family (or not), Hong Kong Disneyland throws one great Halloween celebration.
Not only that
London is definitely one of the best places in the world to celebrate Halloween if you are a fan of mystery. The famous London Ghost Walk includes a tour through London’s most infamous sites including the spot where Sir William Wallace (remember the movie Braveheart?) was executed in the 14th century. There is also a wonderfully frightening guided tour of locations where Jack The Ripper used to frequent.
Halloween is not just for kids anymore, it can be a great opportunity to get away for a truly unique vacation.
Are you looking for more fun things to do for your fall vacation? Check out our post on Autumn In Germany!