Halloween 2014 in Washington, DC

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Oct 31, 2014
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There are two schools of thought regarding the history of Halloween. The first is that All Hallows’ Eve started as a pagan ritual celebrating the dead. The other claims that October 31 was carved out as a Christian feast day, following the... ... read more

Washington, DC Halloween Overview

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There are two schools of thought regarding the history of Halloween. The first is that All Hallows’ Eve started as a pagan ritual celebrating the dead. The other claims that October 31 was carved out as a Christian feast day, following the model of similar events in Europe.

Over the years, Halloween has become one of the biggest parties on the worldwide calendar, known for combining cultural and literary symbols like ghosts, pumpkins, scarecrows, and monsters. Whether young or old, everyone looks forward to the last day of October, especially in Washington, D.C.

Halloween in Washington, D.C., 2014 features a slew of spooky events like Halloween at Carnegie Library. There, costumed guests roam three haunted levels and four unique creepy party zones, hoping to avoid the spirits of late fees for tardy book returns. Attendees are also trick-or-treated to a classic Halloween movie screening, live music, and numerous dance rooms.

Hot nurses and Batmans do the Monster Mash at Halloween Party at George while enjoying a four-hour premium open bar. A $250 bar tab is awarded to the best dressed group, ensuring at least a portion of the party will be more than Frankenbuzzed.

Nightmare on M Street in Georgetown hosts its fair share of tipsy Tin Men, Dorothys, Scarecrows, and Cowardly Lions, too. The street party/pub crawl combination is the most popular Halloween bash on the year’s freakiest night, offering deals on beer between $2 and $5 at participating bars, only adding to the frenzied atmosphere.

Come All Hallows’ Eve in Washington, D.C., there’s a Halloween celebration for ghouls and gals of all types. 

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