Halloween, while having roots in celtic culture in Ireland, has become a global celebration, with children dressing up and going trick-or-treating, people carving pumpkins, and enjoying scary movies. But are there any special celebrations that you will find in South America? Of course!
- In South America, Halloween is also known as The Witches Night, or La Noche de Brujas. Like anywhere else, children line the streets in their favourite scary outfits and ask for sweets and candy from local people. It's seen as a joyful occasion, and a fun time for all the family. Likewise, adults use it as an opportunity to have parties, movie nights, and decorate their houses.
- In Peru, the 31st of October is also Día de la Canción Criolla, which is the Day to celebrate the Creole Song, celebrating traditional culture from Africa, Spain and the indigenous peoples.
If you want to bring some South American spice to your Halloween celebration wherever you are in the world, you could dress the part. A South American twist on the classic cowboy costume would be dressing up as a gaucho. These South American cattle ranchers would dress similarly to their North American counterparts, but often with ponchos, and of course their vibrant polo belts. You can definitely look and feel the part with a broad range of genuine Argentine polo-inspired premium pampeano belts.