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October 28, 2011

Halloween in Manilva

Filed under: Local Events & Culture — Barrington Homes @ 8:13 am

Halloween in Spain

We are all about to celebrate Halloween on Monday 31st October; usually an American and British tradition, the Spanish community in Manilva are embracing the celebration. In Maicandil school in Sabinillas today, the children have been asked to go in fancy dress and some teachers have asked the parents to provide any British items that use for Halloween celebrations!

In Spain the holiday is called Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead) and the day is used to focus on family gatherings to remember and to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died. The celebration takes place on the 1st and 2nd November and a public holiday is taken on the 1st November, this year falling on a Tuesday. A word of warning for the parents with children in Maicandil school and maybe others in the Manilva area, Monday 31st October is a bridging day and the school will be closed. If you are looking for somewhere to take the rascals there is a fancy dress party being held in Bar Punto de Encuentro in Sabinillas at 5p.m on the 31st; with music, games and prizes. The party for the adults begins at 11p.m with  a prize for the best fancy dress outfit. Thankfully the Spanish children in Manilva and Duquesa don’t seem to have taken “trick or treat”on board but just in-case, stock up with the Halloween party bag of sweets in Sabinillas‘ Mercadona.