Four Frightful Halloween Traditions From Around The Globe

Published on: 10/31/16 09:26:am
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Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, tonight is Halloween!”

- Dexter Kozen

Holidays are traditionally the time when expats pine for home the most. If we were back home today we would probably be walking the streets with our children, bobbing for apples and knocking on door after door in search of sugar laced treats.

Thankfully Halloween is celebrated across the globe so we have compiled our top four fearful traditions from around the world. We are sure there are countless others so feel free to let us know your favourites!



Tonight Germans will lock away any knives they own so as to prevent any harm coming to the spirits who are returning to visit on Halloween.

Belgium Belgium

It’s a rather low key affair in Belgium where candles will be lit by families in memory of dead relatives. The evening is then spent offering prayers and sharing stories to remember the good times spent together.

Kid in witches hat

Expats, young and old, wherever you may be, remember to sleep with one eye open and watch out for things that go bump in the night!

 singapore Singapore

Tonight the people of Singapore will decorate their houses, dress up in frightening costumes and host parties to be attended by locals and tourists

 austria Austria

A popular Halloween tradition in Austria involves locals leaving bread, water and a lighted lamp on a table to welcome any visiting spirits.

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