A new festival will celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween
If you plan to visit Ireland later this year, you may wish to check out its newest festival, which celebrates the country as the birthplace of Halloween.
relandís new festival will celebrate its role as the birthplace of Halloween. Image by Myles Shelly
The Pķca festival will take place this year in Irelandís Ancient East from 31 October to 2 November. It will make Ireland the place to be this Halloween, and it is expected that visitors from around the world will come and celebrate the countryís ancient traditions. According to Irish folklore and more recent archaeological evidence, Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. Samhain means Ďsummerís endí in old Irish, and it marked the end of the Celtic year and the beginning of the new one.
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