Halloween in Ukraine

Halloween skeletons

Celebration of Halloween in Ukraine attracts a lot of hype and discussion in recent years. You may think that there is no such thing as Halloween celebration in Ukraine at all. Well, partly this is true as you won’t find any day called that in the calendar, however, there are certain traditions connected with this date.

At the same time more and more Ukrainians (especially the young ones) celebrate Halloween. So, the big question is “what can you expect from Halloween in Ukraine?”
If you live in a big city you can attend a Halloween party in a club or restaurant. There is also a tradition to organize small Halloween themed home-parties for friends and family. Nearly all clubs in Ukraine have a Halloween Parties on October 31st. Many of these parties are costume parties, so choose a costume which is going to be scary and recognizable, then prepare yourself for a lot of frightening and spooky fun.
halloween pumpkin in spooky room
Numerous restaurants and cafes create beautiful Halloween themed decors with jack-o-lanterns, candles and cobwebs. You can also find various Halloween themed dishes in the menus, like pumpkin soups or spookily decorated cookies.
lighted halloween pumpkins
While Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro are still rather conservative regarding Halloween celebration and people tend to arrive to the costume parties by cabs or cars without too much flashing their costumes, it’s Lviv where all the Halloween madness spills to the streets.
girl with spooky makeup
Lviv, being considered the most European city in Ukraine, takes Halloween celebration in Ukraine to the whole next level. Here you can show off your costume while bar crawling, meet many groups of children in the cutest and spookiest costumes trick-or-treating and playing harmless funny tricks on passersby and enjoy real Halloween hype on the narrow medieval streets.
hands holding halloween pumpkin
There are loads of Halloween nights out in Ukraine with things to do around Halloween ranging from the traditional apple bobbing Halloween games to full on dance till you drop fancy dress Halloween parties. And the restaurants will be getting out the cobwebs and altering their menus to add a Halloween flavor.
couple in halloween costumes
You might be that bit too old to go out trick or treating in Ukraine on Halloween, however you can bet that there will be plenty of Halloween events in for you to get involved in.
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