Halloween 2022 in Prague: Where to scare up some fright-night thrills

From slasher flicks to K-Pop parties and family-friendly screams, tips for celebrating Halloween in the Czech capital.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 15.10.2022 13:27:00 (updated on 18.10.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves fall, dark sets in early, pumpkins decorate doorsteps and scary movies hit the theaters. It’s also around this time that many of us start planning where to celebrate Halloween (or our own culture’s answer to it) and what costume to wear. 

Halloween has certainly caught on worldwide, although different countries have their own ways of honoring the dead. In the Czech Republic, that day is Dušičky, also known as All Saints’ Day or Little Souls’ Day, when Czechs go to their loved ones' graves to light candles and lay flowers each year on Nov. 2.

As the country becomes more international and diverse, the local community is also embracing other cultures and their traditions. Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead is an Aztec rite celebrated by Mexican communities all over the world, including the Czech Republic, on Nov. 2

With so much going on where to go in 2022 to dress up, get down, and bring out the spirits in Prague?

Creepy-cool club nights

Moon Club
Moon Club

Low-key terror

Día de Muertos Prague's Náprstek Museum will once again be filled with vibrant colors and a mystic atmosphere with its traditional altar of the dead. Authentic Mexican food and drinks, live music, dance, and art, as well as workshops and face-painting for kids and adults, a contest for the best "Catrina" outfit, and a traditional procession through Old Town Square led by the Mariachi Azteca de Praga will be held on Oct. 29. Other venues including Cafe Dorado will host events as well. Find out more on this page dedicated to the holiday.

Family-friendly fright-fests

Illustrative image: Freepik /
Illustrative image: Freepik

Dušičky Prague 8 invites everyone to enjoy its traditional "dušičky" at Libeň Castle on Nov. 5 which includes tours of the area’s stunning castle and grounds. Creative workshops for children in the courtyard are also available.

Gruesome goodies

Photo via Facebook Lelí's Cupcakes

Cinematic scream fests

  • Oct. 31 "The Blair With Project" A special Halloween edition of the regular series Documentary Monday will bring the most famous horror mockumentary to Kino Světozor.
  • Oct. 31 "Evil Dead" marathon Meanwhile at Kino Aero, brave all three films in the "Evil Dead" trilogy written and directed by Sam Raimi in a marathon screening.

 

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