Saturday, November 1, 2014

New York City: Halloween 2014

(Drivebycuriosity) - Halloween has an old tradition. According to Wikipedia "All Hallows' Eve" (English/irish) is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals with possible pagan roots (wikipedia). Today the event is a reason to celebrate in the public and many are wearing scary costumes and masks.

Yesterday my wife and I joined New York´s Halloween parade which went in Manhattan along 6th Avenue from Soho to Chelsea. As (almost) everything in the metropolis the procession was huge. There were thousands of participants who seemed to have a lot of fun.

Some were scary, others funny and sexy. You could spot strange visitors from alternative universes, characters from fairy tales and horror movies. You could meet "Little Red Riding Hood & the Bad Wolf", the "Adams Family" (tv) and the slayers from "Scream", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Halloween" and other movies. Some had just fun with whatever they were representing.

                                                                    Strange Visitors

The Halloween event seemed to rule the whole town, even the subway stations were full of monsters. And after the parade there were line before many bars because people wanted to continue the party.

Here is a collection of the pics I took yesterday.


1 comment:

  1. Truly New York City’s Halloween is my favorite. People are just so enthusiastic about it. We also attended one of the best Halloween bashed in the last year at some local New York venues. It was truly fantastic.