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Halloween? Nah… Galician Witches Night Party

October 31, 2023 @ 19:30 - 23:30

16€ – 26€

As you might know, Halloween origin is the Celtic “Samaín” or Samhain, and Celtic tribes emerged in what today is Galicia, northwest Spain. But let’s grab these scary topics of witches, meigas, spirits, and sorceresses and celebrate them! Did you know the Galician folklore and myths around “Meigas”? The power of women in that past? If you are curious about it, then keep reading and join us on Tuesday, October 31st, for a fantastic Meigas, Witches and Ghosts Night!!


DRESS CODE: Witches of all types and times, and Ghosts!! We invite you to be creative and think about a different type of witch ;)


We’ll start the soirée with the book presentation about Art History from a feminist perspective, “Neither Muses Nor Subservients” with its author Helena Sotoca, followed by a Galician Dinner with Queimada (traditional Galician drink, check it out here) and a costumes party of Witches and Ghosts! Join us for the talk and/or dinner! Dinner registration links below.


Why Meigas, Witches and Ghosts Night

This evening is to embrace the Spanish Celtic culture. Galicia, the north-western region of the country, was dominated by Celtic tribes, who lived here even before some migrated to today’s British Isles as well as northern France. “Samaín” comes from the Celtic word Samhain, which in Gaelic etymology means “end of summer.” For the Celts, Samhain marked the end of the harvest, the transition to the new year (which began with the dark season) and the opening to the other world. Samaín was the origin of everything. This ancient celebration takes place every year, during the night between October 31 and November 1. They say that night is easier to move between two worlds: that of the living and that of the dead.

On the 31st, we celebrate the Spanish northern folklore in Galicia, the land of meigas (folklore witches), witchcraft, spells and Samaín. This traditional festival of Celtic origins also celebrated in Asturias and León, is what later became Halloween.


Join us for a Galician dinner with Queimada and a costumes party in Club House: Register here for the Galician Dinner and Queimada


October 31, 2023
19:30 - 23:30
16€ – 26€
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