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Italians have always celebrated Ogggisanti, All Saints Day, Nov. 1st, honoring saints and martyrs and Tutti i Morti, All Souls Day, Nov. 2nd, remembering loved ones that have passed away but do they celebrate Halloween? Believe it or not, Halloween is starting to catch on in Italy. 

Nowadays you'll find ragazzi running through piazzas in costumes, jack-o-lanterns and medieval towns decorating for Halloween. In fact the town of Corinaldo, in Marche, has been crowned the Halloween Capital of Italy! Each year the celebrate Le Feste delle Streghe, Night of the Witches, with music and dancing and a Miss Strega competition! 

Buon Halloween!

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — October 28, 2014