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Halloween or castañada? Stay with the two! Castaween is coming to our student flats!

26-10-2016

Halloween, of pagan origin, and Castanyada, Catholic tradition need not be at odds. We, we do not lose one night we opt for a fusion of cultures. Session chestnuts, sweet potatoes and panellets in our university flats, while preparing your Halloween costume for a long night in the darkest streets of Barcelona ...

But what's that for castañada? If this is your fisrt year in Barcelona, perhaps even not you heard what this castañada about. Also it comes from the world of the deads, since the night of October 31 is traditionally honored them by touching the bells all night. To recover from the effort, chestnuts and some delicious sweets based with potato and almond and known as panellets were eaten. Luckily for those who live in Barcelona, the bells no longer ring for hours, but as we are very sweet tooth, but we keep the tradition of eating panellets and chestnuts, and if we can maridate with typical muscat wine, still better!

As autumn begins you will see a castañera (a women cooking raosted chestnuts) in the streets of Barcelona next to your student apartment, selling cones chestnuts and hot potatoes. Children in schools receive these days the castañera with typical apron, and sing songs together.

As you can see, nothing to do zombies, or pumpkins or disguise with intent to terrorize. But as we said at the beginning, nothing we like to celebrate, so a few years ago we decided to also host the Anglo-Saxon tradition and in Barcelona there are plenty of activities to celebrate this magical and terrifying night.

Which we liked most was the ghost tour in the neighborhoods of Santa Caterina, Sant Pere Ribera and mysterious stories are visited as occurred in these places they are explained. Exorcisms, bewitched convents and strange apparitions ... you sure you're ready?

If you do not want to miss it, book on your agenda on 31 at 19.30h or on day 1 at 18.00. You can find entries from 10 € in Atrápalo.

By the way, the color of Halloween is the black and orange .... I like our university flats ... just a coincidence? MMM…. Remember that night Castaween everything is possible. Uuuuuhhhhhhh.