Halloween 2023 will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 31, a date that remains fixed every year. In Spain, this holiday has become one of the most popular, and more and more people are dressing up in costumes, going out trick-or-treating or participating in theme parties. Estepona faces one more year the celebration of Halloween with a lot of activities for all audiences and ages. Be prepared to be scared, though.
Halloween in Estepona
Halloween is coming to Estepona one more year. This holiday has become an established tradition around the world. However, few know of its deep Celtic roots dating back to ancient times, when they celebrated Samhain to mark the change of season and the belief that spirits returned to Earth on that magical night.
The evolution of Halloween
Over the years, Halloween has undergone an interesting evolution. Merging Celtic traditions with Christian and cultural influences, it eventually became the celebration we know today. The Catholic Church marked November 1 and 2 as All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day respectively, which led to the previous night becoming All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween.
Today, Halloween is primarily a playful holiday that attracts people of all ages. Children dress up as their favorite characters, from heroes to monsters, and roam the streets in search of treats. The houses are decorated with carved pumpkins, twinkling lights and spooky elements, creating a mysterious and exciting atmosphere.
Fantasy, fun and creativity
Costume parties, horror movies and ghost stories have become an integral part of this celebration. Creativity is unleashed in home decorating, with themes ranging from ghosts and skeletons to spider webs.
Halloween is an opportunity for everyone to immerse themselves in a world of fantasy, have fun with costumes, treats and spooky decorations. It is a night that celebrates the imagination and the mysteries of the afterlife, in a festive and friendly atmosphere.
Halloween celebration in Estepona
The Estepona Town Hall has prepared an exciting Halloween celebration. The municipal stand of the fairgrounds will be the epicenter of the fun on October 31, from 19:00 to midnight.
Roberto Aragón, from OT to Master of Ceremonies at Halloween
The family party will have as master of ceremonies Roberto Aragón, an artist from Estepona, drama student, actor and singer, who recently stood out in the television contest “La Voz”.
LongPlay and its eighties nights
In addition, the Cordoba band ‘LongPlay’ will be in charge of covering great pop-rock hits of the 80s and 90s, promising a great staging that will spread its musical good vibes to all attendees.
And let’s dance!
Finally, as a finale, there will be a show of choreographies of the local dance academy with Laura and Sara Perea.
The Passage of Terror and Regan’s Room
The Estepona Town Hall has prepared a chilling surprise for lovers of fear: a ‘Pasaje del Terror’ that will occupy the municipal stand. In this macabre ride, several actors will recreate terrifying scenes that will test the nerves of the brave attendees. In addition, there will be a replica of Regan’s room, the demon-possessed girl in William Friedkin’s film, ‘The Exorcist’. This experience is ideal for those with more susceptible hearts looking for a good scare.
Costume Contest and Prizes
The costume contest is an essential part of the celebration, and the City Council has established several categories and prizes for this 2023 edition:
- Best characterized group (minimum 5 persons): A cash prize of 500 € awaits the winner!
- Largest thematic group: Another 500 € at stake.
- Most sinister family: A terrifying reward of 200 €.
- Scariest character: 100 € for the spookiest!
- Best characterization: Another 100 € for the most creative.
Solidarity Contribution from the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Carmen Coronada
In the midst of the fun, the Hermandad Nuestra Señora del Carmen Coronada will manage the bar of the municipal stand. Its objective is to raise funds for its activities and serve drinks and food to all attendees, providing a solidary contribution to the terrifying night.
Halloween: A Celebration Filled with History and Fun
Halloween has evolved over the years, combining elements of various historical and cultural traditions. It has evolved from a holiday with Celtic roots to a festive and playful celebration where people can express their creativity and enjoy a mysterious atmosphere. The question is: Are you going to miss the opportunity to scare strangers and acquaintances on this night full of magic and mystery? Don’t miss out on this license to terrorize and join the fun!
Halloween costume ideas
And for dessert, a terrifying recipe.
Spiders made with Oreo cookies, mummy sausages, graveyard dips, bleeding fingers, chocolate and sponge mice, monster eyes, vampire claws, skewered snakes… An endless number of terrifying culinary proposals, also gluten-free and lactose-free. Enjoy!