What Happens on Halloween in Italy
Ever wonder what happens on Halloween in Italy? There is a contradiction when it comes to Italy celebrating Halloween. Some say that this holiday is not celebrated in Italy due to the fact that Italy is a devoutly Catholic country and Halloween is a pagan festival. Some say Halloween is celebrated in February and It is called “Carnivale.” Carnivale is those two weeks right before Lent when Italians get crazy dressing up and playing tricks on their friends.
I have read that the younger crowd have parties and little kids trick or treat, but not in the same sense of going house to house as in America because most everyone lives in apartments.
Some stores, not many, that have Halloween cookies and decorations in the window displays. I think Halloween is mostly an American thing due to American media influence.
We were headed to the grocery store the day before Halloween and found this small festival going on with food trucks and music. I think it was being held today as it is Sunday and Halloween this year falls on a Monday. There were lots of families out celebrating on this beautiful afternoon. I didn’t see any children in costumes but I could have missed them.
Halloween is definitely not celebrated in Italy on the same scale as America; that’s is for sure!!