Halloween is an annual observance every 31 October in Italy. It is not an official holiday, but it is a fun festive event just before the more serious All Saints and All Souls Days at the start of November. Though it has modern roots in American popular culture, Halloween’s true origins are in centuries old Celtic and Christian traditions.
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The official holidays of All Saints Day on 1 November and All Souls Day on 2 November take centre stage in Italy this time of year, but Halloween on 31 October has definitely been added to the holiday repertoire.
Kids costume parties during the daytime and adult costume parties in the evening or late night are the main feature of Halloween in Italy. Scary decoration on homes and stores and indulging in Halloween-themed snacks and foods are also now a part of the celebration.
The oldest and largest Halloween bash in all Italy takes place at Devil’s Bridge in the town of Borgo a Mozzano. It is focused on a horror film festival, rife with zombies, vampires, and other frightful movie stars.