Hundreds of young people gather before Samhain, King of Seasons, at the Ballymun Otherword Festival.
- Title Ballymun Otherworld Festival
- 1st Broadcast 01/11/2004
- ContributorBrian 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.
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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- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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