Otherworld Festival

Halloween is steeped in tradition, customs and pagan ritual. One such pagan festival is that of Samhain, which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

At the Ballymun Otherworld Festival in 2004, hundreds of young people gathered before Samhain, King of Seasons.

Traditionally, the Celtic New Year began at Halloween, the festival of Samhain. In honour of Samhain hundreds of young people dressed in costumes representing the four seasons. Other Halloween customs are not being neglected in Ballymum, with a spectacular fireworks display and children going trick or treating.

A RTÉ News2day report by Brian Finn from 1 November, 2004.

The theme for this year's Otherworld Festival is 'Ghosts & Ghouls'. This free family friendly event takes place at the Ballymun Plaza on Halloween night. This is the 13th year of the festival and organisers are expecting over 5,000 people to come out on the night to enjoy the entertainment, music and fireworks.

For more ghoulish stories visit the Halloween Exhibition.

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