• Posted:Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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Book an Edinburgh hostel for a Halloween night
Those who are keen to get away for Halloween this year might like to consider Scotland as a possible destination.

A cheap hostel in Edinburgh might be a useful base from which to check out the Samhuinn Festival, which was originally established to mark the end of the summer.

And those who have an interest in the paranormal world might be particularly keen to attend the spectacle as it was traditionally believed that this night was the one where spirits paid their last visit to their relatives before departing forever.

In addition, there will be an exhibition of music, folk and dance on display which could be an ideal reason to book an Edinburgh hostel.

The festival is brought about by the Beltane Fire Society - a community arts project established in the 1980s - which aimed to celebrate the quarter-day festivals through street performance theatre.

Individuals with an interest in Scottish culture might like to note that another Samhuinn tradition is to wear masks at Halloween which was originally devised in order to avoid spirits and fairies from playing pranks on people.

But those planning an excursion to the Scottish capital city slightly further down the line may like to book a hostel in Edinburgh for New Year and visit the Hogmanay Street Party, which is entering its 18th year in existence.

The spectacle - which attracted 80,000 revellers in 2009 - begins on December 30th and lasts until January 2nd, featuring an array of music performances, as well as fireworks.

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