All You Wanted to Know About Halloween in Prague But Were Afraid to Ask
The month of October is coming to an end; leaves are changing from bright green to the familiar hues of orange, yellow and brown as Autumn begins. Before Winter and the Christmas season begin to take over the city, there is still one holiday left to celebrate, Halloween. Historically, many Czechs celebrate the holiday of Dušičky or “All Souls Day” on November 2nd, spending the day honouring the deceased. However, in recent years Halloween has become a lot more popular in Prague and this Hallows Eve there are plenty of ways celebrate the eerie holiday.
For more of a club/party scene look no further than just about every major club in Prague. This Halloween and Halloweekend clubs like Duplex, Sasazu, CrossClub and Oneclubprague and several other larger clubs in Prague are putting on special Halloween events. These events include a lineup of several DJs and a night of partying and dancing you won’t forget, or perhaps never will remember.
What would a Halloween be without a pumpkin?
If the club scene isn’t for you the Botanical Garden in Troja, Hlavní Město offers a more relaxed way to spend the Holiday. The garden will be transformed to a Halloween themed evening. The program includes pumpkin carving, food vendors, and an evening parade of pumpkin lanterns and lights.
Photo courtesy of www.botanicka.cz
Fancy some proper scary movie?
For a more harrowing evening spent with psychopaths, monsters and of course a bit of blood then grab a bag of popcorn and check out iShort’s Monster Kabare film screening. iShorts will be screening a special collection of short films from international filmmakers in theatres and cafés throughout the city from the Oct 31- Nov 1. The program includes 10 short films from filmmakers from filmmakers across the globe and is a truly unique way to spend this year's Halloween.
Not a club fan? Meetfactory always saves the day!
If you are looking for some live music, MeetFactory is hosting American garage-punk band Black Lips on Halloween night. Black Lips released are touring Europe after the release of their 8th studio album “Satan’s Graffiti … Or God’s Art.” This concerts perfect for anyone looking for an inexpensive and underground scene this Halloween, away from crowds and tourists.