Origins of Halloween

Did you know that Halloween traces its origins to Ireland? To one remote hill, actually, where the first Halloween ceremony took place 3000 years ago and which is inspiring a brand new major festival today.

At ancient new year when light turns to dark, the veil between realities draws thin, rules can be broken, and the spirits move between worlds. Púca, a shape-shifting spirit, comes alive, roaming the night and changing the fortunes of those that cross her. Púca immerses you in the true spirit of Halloween transforming the night into a playground of fires, feasting, and gathering together. Festival highlights include a torch-lit procession, heritage town tours, and harvest-inspired food experiences.

Travelzoo senior editor Gabe Saglie  joined us from the famous Trim Castle in Ireland with a first-hand, behind the scenes look!