Children prepare for Halloween night in Bray, County Wicklow.
- Title Preparing for Halloween in Bray
- 1st Broadcast 31/10/1977
- ContributorDerek Davis (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:47
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Preparing for Halloween in Bray
- Extended description
RTÉ News reports on the preparations being made by children in advance of Halloween night. Children in homemade costumes and masks are shown asking for fruit and nuts from neighbourhood houses. Other children are shown gathering firewood for illegal bonfires on Halloween night.
Fireworks and bangers are also illegal in Ireland. 1977 was the first year for a public holiday was granted at or around Halloween.
A RTÉ News report from Halloween in Bray broadcast 31 October 1977.
1977 was the first year for a public holiday was granted at or around Halloween. Now the last Monday in October is a public holiday in Ireland.
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, Bray, Bonfires, Fireworks, Seaside, County Wicklow, Costumes, Housing estates, Bank Holiday, Children
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1977
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N304/0077D
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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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