Halloween and its history
Come celebrate Halloween in historical Delft
A Celtic origin
Halloween, a celebration which began over 2000 years ago originating from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who originate from the areas of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern France celebrate on November 1 their new year. This ritual began as lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to scare off the ghosts. This day marked the beginning of a cold, dark winter, which was often associated with death.
In the 8th century, November 1 was designated by Pope Gregory as the time to honor all saints. Saints Day commemorated the traditions of the Samhain, which was later known as Hollows Eve and later on as Halloween. Over time, this tradition evolved into a day of festive gatherings, trick or treating and donning costumes.
Le Freak Show – Delft
Bierfabriek Delft was never this spooky yet
On 29th October starting at 22.00h, the Bierfabriek will be hosting a Le Freak Show. Free entrance, so come and dance and enjoy a beer! Bierfabriek is located at the Burgwal 45-49.
More information: https://www.bierfabriek.com/delft/agenda/freaky-nachtfabriek/
Halloween Party – Delft
Scary surprises for children in the botanical garden
On 25th October, from 17.00h-21.00h at the Botanical Garden in TU Delft (Poortlandplein 6) there will be a Halloween party for children of 5-12 years old. Enjoy with your children a scary photobooth, carve some pumpkins, see scary ghosts and roast some marshmallows. Adults pay 6 euros entrance fee.
Your Royal Stay in Delft
Wanting to combine a day in Delft and Halloween?
Feel free to contact us and get a frightening 10% discount only while it lasts!
Don’t forget to pass by our reception at Koornmarkt 72 for a sweet, scary treat… if you dare!