Preparing for Halloween in Bray

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

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Children prepare for Halloween night in Bray, County Wicklow.

  • Title
    Preparing for Halloween in Bray
  • 1st Broadcast
    31/10/1977
  • Contributor
    Derek 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.

  • Information

    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
  • 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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