Halloween is celebrated throughout the world, with different traditions, names and beliefs. While typical Halloween activities include trick-or-treating and costume parties, there are a few places around the world where Halloween is so much more than that. From the witch trials in Salem, to the country where Halloween is believed to originate from, to a transformed theme park; these 10 places around the world are by far the coolest places to be when October 31st falls. Some of the events will have you screaming in fear, others will have you partying with thousands of people and others will have you taking part in elaborate costume parades; whatever you decide though, we promise it will be unforgettable.
You can visit Salem anytime during the month of October and get the full Halloween experience here. It was here that twenty-six people were once tried and put to death for being witches and Halloween is when the town celebrates witches in the coolest of ways. Visitors here should expect guided tours of haunted and infamous spots, trial and hanging re-enactments, fireworks, parades and a witch’s circle. Don’t miss out visiting the Witch House Museum, which was once home to Judge Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges in the trials and one of the remaining buildings left in Salem that has direct links to the trials. On the night of Halloween there are magic shows, witches balls, séances, fireworks and more to choose from. With plenty of accommodation options, dining options and interesting shops there will be no shortage of things to do in this town.
The entire country of Romania has a creeptacular reputation, with is stunning Gothic architecture and enveloping forests. But it is the impressive Bran Castle that draws most visitors here, as it was once said to be the home of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula. The castle is where tens of thousands of enemies were impaled on stakes, Vlad leaving their bodies to rot. Today for brave visitors the castle is open to the public and nothing seems creepier than touring through here on the night of Halloween, learning the truth about the terrifying legends. Visitors here can choose to book a guided tour and stay in nearby accommodations or to join one of the specialty Halloween tours that includes Romanian cuisine, live medieval and Romanian folk music, lives shows and the infamous Count Dracula wedding at the Hunyad Castle. Just don’t forget about your costume.
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