Tag: halloween

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Samhain (Ireland/Scotland) The festival Samhain in Ireland and Scotland is considered to be the birthplace of modern Halloween with its origins in ancient Celtic rituals. The day is celebrated by lighting bonfires and playing games. At night, children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door . . . read more

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

Continued from The Murder Castle Over the next year, the courts would hear from over three hundred witnesses, and the nature of Bathory’s atrocities began to emerge from the darkness that had hidden them. She was reported to have burned the flesh of servants whose work . . . read more

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

There is something about dark and macabre stories that draws people in. Halloween has become a major commercial market in the United States over the last century, and the 2017 horror film Get Out was even a strong contender for the best picture academy award. Like . . . read more

Get Lost!

Get Lost!

Ever since European monarchs began building elegant garden mazes for entertainment centuries ago, people have loved the thought of getting lost in a maze. Corn mazes, the American spin on this European tradition, are located in every U.S. state excluding Alaska. Whether you’re out to enjoy autumn in . . . read more

Voodoo, Vampires & Zombies

Voodoo, Vampires & Zombies

Sinister secrets shroud the city of New Orleans, making it the ideal Halloween hideaway. Macabre attractions—perfect for the horror buff and light-hearted traveler alike—lie hidden in its winding streets. Add an element of intrigue to your vacation by experiencing the darker side of New Orleans’ . . . read more