• A very Derry Halloween: a carnival of frights, fireworks and parades

    23 days ago - By The Guardian

    Derry's Halloween celebration is Europe's biggest, one of the highlights of its cultural calendar with a week of creative events “I think my favourite costume was one that a girl made from 3,000 polo mints.” Jacqueline Whoriskey told me this as her three-year-old son was climbing over her and her publicity material for Derry's 2018 Halloween festivities. Jacqueline is the organiser of the local council's carnival, which will see around 40,000 people on the streets in and around the walled city of Derry - for what could well be the world's best Halloween-night experience. If you're there...
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