By / 31st October, 2014 / Free time / Off

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The Hotel 2 Palme is ready to take on the scariest night of the year with of sweets and candies. If you are on Lake Garda, there are several events and parties to attend, suitable for both children and adults. Thus, take your masks and be brave: here's how to celebrate Halloween at Lake Garda.

What you can do on Halloween at Lake Garda

If you like to dance, the night of 31 October will take place many parties in the clubs of Lake Garda. For instance, the discoclub Hollywood of Bardolino organized a huge party. Or, even the disco-restaturant Convent and the discoclub Cocobeach Lonato will host, Witches and Vampires ready to rock the track. Full of music is also the Halloween Night of Peschiera, to be held at Fort Pope; The evening is organized by the association Compagnia del Morbo and it will be animated by two DJs.

Halloween at Gardaland

For children, but not only, it is a unique opportunity to celebrate Halloween at Gardaland. The largest amusement park in Italy organized a great event for the 31 October, with live music, dj sets and fireworks. The event Gardaland Magic Halloween took place every weekend in October and offered to visitors shows and themed entertainment. If you like amusement parks, also Movieland of Lazise organized a big party for the night of 31 October.

Halloween: meaning and origins

Now that you know how to celebrate Halloween at Lake Garda, we want to talk about the origins and meaning of this American holiday, now landed in Italy. The festival has Celtic origins and means "Eve of All Saints'; the first day of November,, indeed, is the Feast of All Saints. The current Halloween derives from the Celtic festival called "Samhain”, celebrating the end of summer. Nowadays, It is customary for children to dress up and run from house to house asking "Trick or Treat”; it is customary to give these children some sweets to avoid the jokes. Even adults dress up as monsters and party all night. Another tradition is carving the pumpkins, transforming them into a monstrous face. The character of Jack-o-Lantern, that is the lantern pumpkin, is now the best-known symbol of Halloween and in Italy too many pumpkins are transformed into monstrous faces. Jack-o-Lantern and collecting sweets are the playful side of Halloween night, that kids love. How are you dressing up for Halloween? Whether you'll be vampires or witches, our hotel is waiting you with many delicious sweets!