A taste of Halloween 2012 in Derry

I bring you a slideshow of photographs taken on the streets of Derry on Halloween night 2012.


       


This would be best viewed at full screen. Hit that box [   ] icon – bottom right of the video!

Halloween is always a big night in Derry. It started taking off, during the worst of times in the 70s and 80s, simply from ordinary Derry people dressing up and wandering the streets. Gradually the City Council got on board, organised official events and facilitated the craziness.

Now on any Halloween night Derry will have tens of thousands of people on the streets. Many of them dressed up – some in very elaborate costumes – some of the best co-ordinate a theme with a bunch of their friends, some will just have a witch’s hat or face-mask.

There is an official carnival parade, a night-time market with all sorts of food-stalls, a firework display over the river, live music and performers in the streets and every cafe and pub is packed to the doors and open until late.

We went home early. The real Halloween party-people stayed up all night! So this video is just a little taste of the sort of things that happen at Halloween in Derry.

There are links to a few photographs below.

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Comments

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    And from all over, too. I met people who came from New York, one year – they had seen and advert for our festivities in New York. Watched your video, George – brilliant! and left a comment on YouTube. If you don’t mind, I’d like to put a journal entry here linking to your video, so that other Red Bubblers can see your great photos, and our great Halloween. x

  • Agnes,
    Thanks. Of course I would be happy for you to link to it!

    – George Row

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 2 years ago

    cool one George – mq

  • Mike, Thank you. I am gradually updating the Journal entry with links to some of the photographs.

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    George, congratulations on being mentioned in the Weekly Wrap. x

  • Agnes,
    THANK YOU! I had completely missed that mention. Ooooh fame at last! :-)

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Get your autograph signing hand ready. lol. x