Dia de los Muertos – A Halloween in Spain!

Halloween is not just an American tradition… Spain also seriously celebrates this spooky holiday!

In Spain – Halloween is not a commercial holiday as it is in the U.S., but a day to honor the dead and celebrate the continuity of life. El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is acknowledged by lavishly decorating loved-one’s graves with gorgeous flower arrangements and is followed by religious holidays on November 1st and 2nd (All Saints Day and All Souls Day). Halloween festivities also include costume parties, bonfires, pumpkin carving and even ghostly rituals. In Sant Feliu Sasserra, a small municipal in Catalonia, a 2 day witch festival is held known as Fira de les Bruixes. This creepy celebration honors the 23 women accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death during the Spanish Inquisition with reenactment, dancing, music and other traditional events.

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Check out these pictures from when Palace Tours celebrated Halloween in downtown Malaga:

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