31 Oct 2005. Before the word Halloween even existed, the people of Ireland would celebrate Samhain, a festival marking the eve of the Harvest, the approach of winter and the Celtic new year. After St Patrick's Day, Samhain is the most important and genuinely Irish cultural tradition on Irelands festive calendar. It is also an excellent excuse for a party and the Irish are renowned for partying in style.
The fancy-dress parade through Dublins trendy Temple Bar area is open to anyone who takes the time to dress up in costume with popular themes ranging from druids to dragons to ghosts and any assortment of Halloween-esque themes. There is music galore, street dancing and performance, drumming and a fireworks show at the end of the evening, with the whole event sure to capture the imagination of children in particular, but not only them. The public are invited to assembly from 18.00 at Sherriff Street Community Centre. The Motto this year is dont spectate, participate.
Starts at 18.00. Free admission.
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Samhain 2005 Halloween Parade
Dublin City Council, 35 Leinster Avenue, North Strand, Dublin 3. Tel. +353-18557154, firstname.lastname@example.org.