When witches go riding,
And black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers,
‘Tis near Halloween.
Here in the gallery, we cannot believe it is already time for Halloween!
This harvest-time celebration began as an ancient pagan festival in Ireland, transitioned into All Saint’s Day (or Dios de los Muertos), and has grown to become a touchstone of American culture. Only here could a holiday of mixed origins become a celebration for everyone to enjoy.
In NYC we are lucky enough to have the world’s largest Halloween celebration; the Village Halloween Parade. Started in 1977 by a mask-maker in Greenwich Village, this event has become massive. Approximately 50,000 people participate in the parade itself, with another two million spectators cheering them on. While the parade was canceled last year due to Hurricane Sandy, we’ll be looking forward to its triumphant return!
To help get ourselves into a Halloween state-of-mind, we have been poring over our collection of ghoulish posters.
Check out our top picks below:
Happy Halloween Everyone!