Halloween in Cavan

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

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School children in Cavan describe the pranks they will get up to and the games they will play at Halloween.

  • Title
    Halloween in Cavan
  • 1st Broadcast
    31/10/1986
  • Contributor
    Bibi Baskin (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:36
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Evening Extra
  • Clip title
    Halloween in Cavan
  • Extended description

    Reporter Bibi Baskin talks to primary school children in Virginia National School in County Cavan about the pranks they will play on Halloween and the games they will enjoy.

    Pranks include cutting washing lines, pulling up garden plants, stink bombs and throwing mud at windows. Games include bobbing for apples or coins in basins of water.

  • Information

    A report from the RTÉ series 'Evening Extra' which was broadcast in 1986 and 1987. This item was broadcast 21 October 1986.

    Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween, Virginia National School, Cavan, Primary School, Costumes, Pranks, Games, Festivals, Children
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1986
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P371/00086
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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