VIDEO from and Tourism Ireland: Ireland Embraces Halloween Horror

Oct 26, 2010, 11:21 ET from from ,Tourism Ireland

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Halloween actually began in Ireland, at the Hill of Ward near Athboy in County Meath, some 2,000 years ago. Its roots are in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which marked the end of the old Celtic year and the beginning of the new one. The Irish embrace Halloween as a mix of ancient Celtic practices, traditional Irish customs and Christian beliefs that have blended together over time to create the fantastic fun experience that everyone enjoys today.

All over the Emerald Isle there will be packed programmes of Halloween events from boo zoos, horrorthons, murder mystery weekends, ghost tours and carnivals, to comedy, storytelling and spectacular fireworks shows. Available material includes stills of Halloween celebrations in Northern Ireland

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