Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day: occasions for travelling

Friday, 13 October 2017

The first is an Anglo – Saxon tradition that spread everywhere, the others are two Christian celebrations: for your clients, here are three occasions for travelling. Whoever lives in a Country where All Hallows’ Day is an official public holiday, has also the possibility to spend a long autumn weekend. Actually, in 2017, All Hallows’ Day, celebrated every 1° November, is on Wednesday.

In the Christian states, All Souls’ Day, celebrated every 2nd November, will follow All Hallows’ Day.

Therefore, another day to note on the calendar is Thursday 2nd November 2017. In addition, the third day to remember is Tuesday 31st October 2017, on which, after the sundown, people will light the candles in the carved pumpkins, to enlighten the Halloween night.

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The first destination that we recommend you to suggest to your clients is Cologne. «If there’s a gene that spreads the joy of living and partying, the Cologne inhabitants inherited it on a large scale. Actually, you can feel Cologne on your skin, such an emotion or a way to see things always with a positive mood», as the German National Tourist Board writes.

It is not just the carnival, that starts at 11:11 on the 11 November, as in all the others German cities, that testifies the joy of living of the Cologne inhabitants, but also the local Et kütt wie et kütt (Whatever will be, will be) and Läve un läve losse (Live and let live), that your clients could listen on the streets and read on the signs of some pubs, as Wikivoyage informs.

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Cologne is also considered the German capital of the LGBT culture. In the occasion of Halloween, on 31st October, Cologne will host a theme event, the Gayoween Cologne, a night in the spirit of costumes, music and fun, planned in the Wartesaal Am Dom.

If you want to learn more about the city, you can refer to the web pages about Cologne edited by the German National Tourist Board and the website of KölnTourismus.

Let’s move from German to Slovenia, specifically to Ljubljana, whom the European Commission conferred the title of European Green Capital 2016 and whom the World Travel & Tourism Council assigned in 2015 the award Tourism for Tomorrow as the most eco-friendly destination.

«Ljubljana is a city that boasts perfectly preserved green areas and numerous green corners even in the city center», as Ljubljana Tourism writes. The hill on which appears the Castle, which overlooks the city, is green, and so are the picturesque Ljubljanica’s shores, fixed by the architect Jože Plečnik and adorned by trees.

The eco-lovers will also find in Ljubljana one of the most ancient botanic gardens in Europe, four parks and the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship, a 34 kilometers long path that surrounds the city instead of the military razor wire of the Second World War.

Ljubljana, needless to say, isn’t just a synonymous of green area. If you want to have information about the touristic offer of the city, you can rely on Visit Ljubljana and the web pages on Ljubljana edited by the National Slovenian Authority for the Tourism.

Let’s remain in Europe, but let’s move to Bucharest, the capital and the most populated city in Romania. Here, you can admire the ruins of the Curtea Veche, the Palace built by Vladislav III, Voivode of Wallachia, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), the prince that inspired the character of Dracula, the novel by Bram Stoker.

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Since we have mentioned the Stoker’s novel, we want to remind you our focus on Transylvania, where your clients won’t find Dracula, but romantic places, full of history and poetic landscapes.

In Bucharest, an evolving city, there is so much to see and discover, not only the ruins of Curtea Veche. If you want to learn more about Bucharest, you can google the section City Break of the official site Romania Travel.

Lastly, here’s Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic has to deal with Dracula too, because some scenes of Van Helsing, a film that tells the achievements of the antagonist of the prince Vlad III, were filmed here. Van Helsing is only one of the multiple films that have Prague as their setting: its atmosphere is ideal for the noir cinema, for thrillers and horror films.

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For all the information regarding the touristic offer in Prague, you can refer to the web pages on Prague edited by the Czech Tourism Authority and the website Prague City Tourism.

Enjoy the journey with 6Tour!

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