Ballymun Celebrates Celtic Halloween

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Hundreds of young people gather before Samhain, King of Seasons, at the Ballymun Otherword Festival.

  • Title
    Ballymun Otherworld Festival
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/11/2004
  • Contributor
    Brian Finn (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    News2day
  • Clip title
    Ballymun Celebrates Celtic Halloween
  • Extended description

    News2day reporter Brian Finn visits the Ballymun Otherworld Festival in Dublin, where Halloween is being celebrated Celtic-style. Traditionally, the Celtic New Year began at Halloween, the festival of Samhain. Tonight, hundreds of young people dressed in costumes representing the four seasons have gathered before Samhain, the King of Seasons, to decide which is the best season. There is a dragon to contend with too.

    Other Halloween customs are not being neglected in Ballymum, with a spectacular fireworks display and children going trick or treating.
     

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 November 2004.

    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.
     

    The Ballymun Otherworld Festival takes place every year at Halloween.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween, Samhain, Ballymun Otherworld Festival, Dragons, Fireworks, Trick or treat, Brian Finn, Rachel Keenan, Donna Harper, Christopher Caffrey, Celtic New Year
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Two (Network 2)
  • Production year
    2004
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN04/306
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    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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