What you have to know about Halloween in Lithuania?

20th October 2016

Halloween is rather controversial festival in Lithuania. Youth and tradespeople usually have a positive approach to noisy and colorful carnival on the All Hallows Evening. Tradespeople are happy because of great opportunity to earn more. Also chance to feel like a stunning character from beloved movie and possibility to reveal secret personal features while impersonating sounds of various personages is really alluring for many young people. Usually that disguises might be related with desire to revolt. For instance formerly witches were better known as dangerous enemy for communities. So, they were simply burned on the bonfire. At these days, witch costume is probably one of the most popular on Halloween night.

From the other hand, middle aged people and seniors frequently are confused and dissatisfied while talking about rapidly spreading tradition of Halloween festival in Lithuania. It’s thought that tranquility and concentration should be leading emotions during All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day. Usually Halloween is understood as an opportunity to have fun on All Hallows Evening. Also, it’s thought that Halloween hasn’t any symbolic meaning because it’s not related to the ancient Lithuanians traditions. Native inhabitants are used to visit graveyards and light up candles during All Hallows Evening and All Saints Day. Peacefulness and respect for deceased are the basis of traditional All Saints Day in the country.

All Hallows Evening in Lithuania

Where can you celebrate Halloween in Lithuania?

Halloween isn’t a traditional festival in Lithuania. Even so you are welcome to become a part of exciting carnivals in the bars or special events. As an example could be ‘Grand Halloween Carnival’ in Vilnius. It’s held for the third time and it might become an annual event in the capital of Lithuania. For those who are planning to stay in Kaunas, Taboo Night Club might be a great place for spending the Halloween Night. A spectacular event called ‘The Theater of Sin – Halloween Masquerade’ is waiting for you there. However, much more attractive Halloween parties will be held on the last weekend of October rather than during the All Hallows Evening.

Halloween party with stunning Halloween pumpkins

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