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La castañada, truco o trato, that is about the celebration of All Saints Day in Spain

28 Oct 2015
La castañada, truco o trato, that is about the celebration of All Saints Day in Spain

Approaching the All Saints Day, time of reflection and memories of those who have passed away. Although the liturgical customs are the same in Spain and Poland are habits differ depending on the province. Cemeteries in Spain are different, the dead are buried above ground in multi-storey dormitory tombs. There is no practice of burning candles, but on this day the cemeteries are full of fresh cut flowers's bringing to the graves by loved ones.

In the whole of Spain on this day is very popular castañada, or eating roasted chestnuts after a visit to the cemetery. This custom comes from Catalonia, smokey stand where you can buy these autumn specials are, however, on every square in the whole of Spain.

Of course, Spain is also subjected to the influence of English-speaking countries, and more lavishly celebrated here for Halloween, or the night before All Saints. Mainly young people and children appear on the streets in ghoulish costumes shouting truco about trato, or Trick or treat.

If at this time you'll be in Spain you must taste roasted chestnuts (castañas) and take a parade of ghouls organized in every city on the eve of All Saints.

In Torrevieja parade of "Zombies" will take place on the streets of the city on Saturday 31.10. from 17:30, and some local bars and restaurants prepared for the occasion, a special menu and free drinks for the guests who will appear in disguise.

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