Huesos de santo or saint’s bones should top the list of the macabre delicacies.for All Saints Day in Spain. Feasting on the bones of the saint smacks of cannibalism, doesn’t it? But at their most classic they’re really just good old sweets, white marzipan tubes simulating bones stuffed with yema for the bone marrow inside. Some enterprising bakeshops display the “bones” appropriately in “reliquaries”. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!
Halloween is a popular “chestnut party” in many parts of Spain. As Castañada, it has Celtic roots that go way back and is closely related to the cult of the dead. The culinary star of the "deadly" feast is, as the name would say in no uncertain terms, the castañas or chestnuts. But due to drought and prolonged warm weather, chances are that there won’t be an abundance of the nuts. Just the same, leave it to the Spaniards to keep up their marvelous traditions, dead or alive.
The three-day festival of All Saints and Souls Days honor the dearly departed by visiting them in their final resting places. And as such it has nothing to do with trick or treat. Because of Spaniards flocking to the cemeteries, local governments offer extra bus services. In Madrid, the municipal government has acted in character. See the extra bus services here.
All Saints Day, the big day of the dead on 1 November, is festive-solemn as only the Spaniards can make it.
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Halloween is just about the most liberating holiday there is. No presents to buy or give, no relatives to invite, no lavish meals to prepare. On this day and night, we get to banish the immemorial fears of humanity of witches, werewolves and things that go bump in the night by enjoying a day of festivity, laughter and above all creativity to dismiss the darkness and ignorance of ages gone past.
Beware! Even if we´re confined or restricted at home or to a community or country,Halloween is still coming.But that doesn´t mean you and yours can´t have a little fun spooking around the house. Since we´re almost there, here are three very easy, very quick and inexpensive ideas to creepy up your holiday: Bloody Necklace, Super Fast Ghost Decoration, Bloody Mary Cocktail.
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This article was first published when the Franco regime was still on. Hence the strictures on the Halloween celebrations you'll be reading about. ("The Spanish police may be expected to take exceedingly dim view of Halloween hi-jinks in public. And remember that masks or costume disguises in public are against Spanish law. . .") Other than those, the article is as timeless and fun to read today as it was 47 years ago. It would be; this is the third time it is being reprinted!