Halloween Night in Daegu
Halloween is a celebration in remembrance of the dead that occurs annually on the evening of October 31.
Halloween is a mixture of customs of pagan and Christian origins. It originated from an ancient Celtic seasonal festival. Halloween activities typically involve trick or treating, dressing up in a fancy dress and carving pumpkins. In many countries, people decorate their homes, yards and invite their people to view their creations and hold a themed party.
Other people organize fancy dress parties. Popular activities at parties include watching horror films and trying to make fellow guests jump in fright.
People dress up as ghosts, witches, skeletons or other characters. For Halloween, people served many types of food like cookies, pumpkin pie and etc. Halloween has become very popular in South Korea since the early 2000s. and the last weekend holidays in October is Halloween in South Korea. In Daegu, it is common to see the Halloween costumes at downtown and many streets.
Many people were in a queue for makeup. The price for makeup was 5000, 10,000 and 20,000 won.
In Daegu, it seems Halloween costumes don’t always need to be scary and ghoulish. The most common costumes are characters of horror movies, characters of video games, face-paint like Mexican style skulls, zombies and traditional cloths. It is really interesting how much effort young people do to prepare the best costume, some of them look very realistic and horrific.
This lady wore flower clothes, which was not scary. She wore different styles compared to other people. In my opinion, she sent a peace message to us.
Across the city, the most popular bars and clubs celebrate the Halloween weekend with a variety of costume parties and drink specials. Downtown is known for being a hub for the international community in Daegu, and perhaps the busiest area to head out to at night and the bars reach full capacity. In the bars and clubs, they try to make the themed party and many special scray attractions at the parties.
In downtown, we have a chance to ran into crowd young people that made of the street a runaway of customs. People walking in the street with their amazing customs and taking a picture with anyone.
Some people wear fantasy clothes. Anyway, at this festival, you can see all of the lovely characteristics in movies and animation.
The another issue that impresses me in koran style Halloween is that people enjoy peace without any incidents in circumstances that look pretty dangerous and during the night they are fun. They celebrated these days with international people and enjoy being together. The amazing issue is that starts is crowded until late at night and the places are very safe.
And, finally, we took a photo with a colorful Daegu group and we made a good memory.