Halloween's popularity has soared so much in recent years that it has become something of a bona fide holiday. It's a fun occasion, which typically sees kids of all ages dressing up to go trick or treating and adults attending themed parties in fancy dress. Increasingly though, it's being seen as a great time to travel, to either experience different Halloween traditions around the world or to simply get away.

In some places, Halloween events and traditions are long-established, while in others they are a more recent phenomenon. But there is something about this celebration that attracts people regardless of where they are from - and a Halloween holiday will surely be one to remember.

Here in our Halloween travel section you'll find ideas and inspiration for your next trip, whether you're interested in celebrating Samhain in Ireland or Scotland, the Day of the Dead in Mexico or joining in one of the many costume parades around the world, from New York to Tokyo. Perhaps you're after an invite to the Salem Witches Ball or a festival in Dracula's Castle - and why not? Meanwhile, closer to home, Halloween has become one of the best party nights of the year in cities across the UK - so scroll down to discover everything that is going down on or around the 31 October.

For more ideas on festivities and celebrations, do check out our festivals and events section. Or, if you're intro holidays with an unusual twist, browse our articles on quirky trips.

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