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Happy Halloween!

Posted 29 October, 2016, 9:30

Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve is observed in many countries around the world on 31st October. Just like the Eurovision Song Contest, Halloween takes place once a year and is always full of surprises! Halloween is also a time when people often take to the streets participating in trick-or-treating. Participants in the Eurovision Song Contest have provided many tricks over the years, and they're usually always a treat!

The Halloween traditions and customs of today are thought to have originated from Christian practices. It is traditionally seen as the time when spirits of the dead reawaken. These days it is more of a festival rather than a religious observance and usually involves dressing up in a variety of different costumes; some good, some bad and some ugly! 
The Eurovision Song Contest is known for its costumes and costume changes over the years and there are even entries that might well fit in with the Halloween theme. If you're planning a party this Halloween weekend then why not play some Eurovision tunes? Check out our video below for some spooky musical offerings from the world of Eurovision Song Contest!
Did you know that if you Google "Eurovision Vampire" then the first hit in the search is Romania's entry in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, It's My Life performed by Cezar? Which tunes will you be listening to this Halloween?
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