Do not be scared, it is just Halloween, and it is all over North Jutland. Fun, trickery and hair-raising experiences are awaiting you and your family.
Even though Halloween is an American tradition, it has over the years become more and more popular in Denmark. All over North Jutland, you will find many activities for the entire family and Jack o' lanterns adorn the countryside in all shapes and sizes.
Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31st. In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III designated the 1st of November as a day to honour all saints. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day for the entire family with activities trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, festive gatherings, and food, dressing up in costumes and eating sweet treats.
Halloween has become a family-friendly tradition, that had its roots in the United States of America, but it has slowly taken over Europe, Denmark included. Kids will dress up and go trick-or-treating, some will have a party with lots of food, others relax with a bit of pumpkin carving.