The Samhain Parade, translated as both the end of summer and November in Gaelic, is well known for being one of the best Halloween festivals worldwide. Celebrations include a parade of spooky floats and monsters through the streets of Dublin, as well as many shows and music events held all over the city.
The parade itself is celebrated for being one of the most colourful and exciting in all of Ireland. Actors, dancers, musicians, puppets, ghosts, witches and spectators all march the streets in spooky attire whilst enjoying the entertainment dotted along the way.
The parade will begin at Carnell Square at 7:00pm on the night of Halloween and will travel down O'Connell Street and Westmoreland Street, finally meandering its way around to Temple Bar where there will be a huge fireworks display to celebrate this spooky festival. Visitors to, and residents of, Dublin alike are welcome to join in with the Samhain Parade - where Irish charm and the magical Halloween atmosphere combine to ensure all spectators have a memorable evening.
For those wanting to help out, the parade organisers are always grateful to volunteers who are willing to help with prop making, puppet animation, costume making and stewarding.