Children’s Halloween at Palazzo Doglio: the scariest party of the year begins
Sunday, October 29th an unforgettable evening with “Children’s Halloween”: all the information.
On Sunday 29th October, Palazzo Doglio’s courtyard, in the prestigious 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Cagliari, once again comes alive with a party designed for the little ones. “Children’s Halloween” awaits you for an evening of adventure thanks to the Superanimators, in a special edition that promises emotions never seen before! This year’s theme will be: “The Kraken’s Legend” an extraordinary marine adventure.
A sailing ship stranded in the courtyard, a fire show and an invasion of zombie pirates are just some of the novelties of the 2023 edition. It is a truly unique and original occasion to celebrate the most “spine-tingling” holiday of the year, Halloween, which falls on October 31st and has its roots in the ancient Celtic-pagan festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, which marked the transition between the beautiful summer season and the cold temperatures that characterise the coldest time of the year. The term Samhain, in fact, literally means “end of summer” and derives from the ancient Irish language.
The celebrations were intended to allay fears related to the spirits that were believed to return to Earth on the night of October 31st: the Celts gathered in the woods to light the Sacred Fire and on their return to the village, they wore scary masks, carrying with them lanterns created from onions that were dug up to contain the embers of the Sacred Fire.
This particular moment, in which the fear of death was contrasted with the joy of celebrations, was experienced as a liminal time, that is, on the border, in which the distance between this world and the other could be overcome more easily. And this is where Halloween originates, the holiday that then spread from Ireland to the United States, where it took on national importance. This was possible because, during the nineteenth century, Ireland was hit by famine and many Irish emigrated to America, bringing with them Celtic traditions, including Samhain.
In the United States, Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve) has lost its religious and ritual significance over the years, turning into a cheerful and picturesque autumn festival, similar to Carnival. Distinctive symbols of such a “scary” festival include carved pumpkins (Jack-o’-Lantern), which derive from an Irish legend related to a blacksmith named Jack, and the tradition of “trick or treat”, which has Celtic origins, in which food was left for the dead, fairies and elves during the night of Samhain.
Nowadays, in Italy, October 31st is celebrated with costumes, sweets, masks and various traditions. In particular, in Sardinia, they celebrate the Concas and sos mortos, which include pumpkins carved in the shape of skulls, and the Nimeddas, in which children go from house to house in search of gifts and sweets.
“Children’s Halloween” in the splendid setting of Corte Doglio
The appointment with the most unforgettable Halloween evening ever is for Sunday 29th of October in the refined and magnificent Corte Doglio. This enchanting space recalls the style of historic Italian squares and will be transformed by the extraordinary marine legend of the Kraken. Put on your costume and get ready to celebrate the most frighteningly fun night of the year at Palazzo Doglio, right in the centre of Cagliari.
Tickets can be purchased in two ways:
- In person at Boxofficesardegna: at the point of sale in V.le Regina Margherita, 43. For information call the 070657428
- Online at Box Office: Buy your tickets conveniently via the BoxOffice website at: https://www.boxol.it/BoxofficeSardegna/it/event/halloween-a-corte-corte-teatro-doglio-cagliari/478186
Would you like to experience the magic of “Children’s Halloween” and enjoy a holiday full of charm and elegance? Book a stay at Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari