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Halloween in Barcelona is known as Castanyada (Chestnut). Castanyada is a very traditional festival held in autumn, the night of 31th October, night before All Saints Day (1th November).
The Castanyada is a popular festival where chestnuts, sweet potatoes and, especially, panellets are the stars. Panellets are small almond balls with different flavors: coconut, chocolate, pine nuts …Delicious! People eat these feed as dessert accompanied by Moscatell, a typical sweet wine.
It seems castanyada’s origin comes from the night before to All Saints Day. Aforetime, people gathered to ring the bells to commemorate the deceased. It was a hard task and they ate chestnuts and sweet potatoes to last the whole night.
In recent decades there is also part of the British influence in Barcelona and Halloween is so present. In fact, many locals and restaurants dedicated entirely night to the Halloween party and forget Castanyada.
The younger ones are the most influenced by Halloween. In fact, they are quite typical Halloween parties in pubs and discos, as they are in other important dates of the year. However, combine both traditions is the most usual: make dinner at home with family or friends with traditional castanyada (panellets, chestnuts, sweet potatoes and moscatell) and then go out.
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