Celtic Halloween @ Aquincum Museum, 31 October

  • 27 Oct 2020 9:28 AM
Celtic Halloween @ Aquincum Museum, 31 October
Did you know that Halloween’s roots go back to the Celtic Samhain? The Samhain was the last day of the Celtic calendar. The word means the end of summer.

The Celts believed that on 31 October the boundary between this world and the otherworld became narrow, opening up and allowing the dead and supernatural creatures to cross over to this world. 

Events primarily for children

13:00-15:00 Gathering magic herbs in the archaeological park
13:00-15:30 Pumpkin carving
13:00-15:30 Make your own paper lantern
13:00-15:30 Make your own basket
13:00-15:30 Make your own headdress
13:00-15:30 Make your own magic flask
13:00-16:00 Demonstration: Celtic life, attire, warrior training (Szarvas Törzs)
13:00-16:00 Divination with apples
14:00-15:00 Jamie and the fairies: Celtic tales of Samhain eve for kids with Csenge Virág Zalka (in Hungarian)
14:30-15:30 With a horse and carriage to the otherworld. Guided tour in the Carved Stone Collection (in Hungarian)
15:30-16:00 Carved pumpkin beauty contest

Events primarily for adults

17:00-20:00 Gathering magic herbs in the archaeological park by electric torchlight
17:00-20:30 Pumpkin carving
17:00-20:30 Make your own animal headdress
17:00-20:30 Make your own mask
17:00-20:30 Make your own felt earring
17:00-20:30 Make your own magic flask
17:00-21:00 Heartwarming divination from tea leaves
17:00-21:00 Crossing into the otherworld (“in-scape room”)
18:00-19:00 With a horse and carriage to the otherworld. Guided tour by torchlight in the Carved Stone Collection (in Hungarian)
18:00-18:15 Celtic fire duel (Szarvas Törzs)
19:00-20:00 Flame in the night: Bloodcurdling Celtic tales for adults with Csenge Virág Zalka (in Hungarian)
19:30-19:45 Celtic fire duel (Szarvas Törzs)
20:30-21:00 Beauty contest for adult carbed pumpkins
21:15-22:00 Celtic fire ritual, sacrifice and fire jumping (Szarvas Törzs)

Adult ticket: HUF 1,300 
Adult group ticket (20+ people): HUF 1,000
Student and Senior ticket: FUF 650 
Student and Senior group ticket (10+ people): HUF 600 

Free entry for residents of District III with a valid address card. 

1031 Budapest, Szentendrei út 135.


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