October, 20 2021 ( Updated October, 26 2021)
Celebrated all over the country to remember souls lost to life, Halloween in Spain is very spiritual and equated with the centuries-old festival of Dia de Los Santos or Tosantos.
Tosantos falls on the 1st of November, a day after Halloween and is spread over three days. But, as with every festival, rich varieties of sweets start making their entries into local bakeries and shops a couple of days before.
In Andalusia itself, where Tosantos is celebrated with a lot of festivities and traditions, fried buñuelos (airy doughnuts with sugared tops) and sweet potatoes become a must-try.
Delicious fried Buñuelos with Sugared tops
Traditionally, Tosantos has consisted of multiple masses performed throughout the day, candlelight processions, elaborate floral decorations of headstones, roasting chestnuts and screening of the iconic play “Don Juan Tenorio'' by the Spanish author Jose Zorilla.
However, modern-day celebrations are frequently accompanied by late-night parties, scary theatrical performances, zombie walks and terror passages. In any case, you will surely find something memorable to do on Halloween in the gorgeous Costa Del Sol.
So, read on and find your perfect Halloween this year!
El Internado in Malaga
When: 31st October 2021
The most famous programme in Malaga is the dramatized tour in the botanical garden, La Concepción. This year, the 150-year-old historic garden will turn into a haunted boarding school to conjure a night of scary and ghostly figures perfect for experiencing the horrors of Halloween night and adolescents!
Zombie Walk in Malaga
When: 31st October 2021
Be ready to be brought back from the dead on Dia de las Brujas or the Day of the Witches. This day, which coincides with Halloween, is famously associated with the annual Zombie Walk that takes place from the Plaza de la Constitución and leads all the way to the cemeteries!
Flower decorations at cemeteries on Dia de Los Santos
Terror Houses and Parties in Fuengirola and Churriana
When: 31st October and 1st November 2021
Nowadays, many believe in toasting to life and the living when celebrating Tosantos. In Costa Del Sol, places like Churriana and Fuengirola celebrate Halloween through colourful costumes, parties and terror houses with live cemeteries and labyrinths with zombies - a true treat for horror lovers!
You will feel the shiver down your spine at the spooky Horror Village in Churriana, whereas, in Fuengirola, a huge and lively celebration will satisfy your craving for the perfect Halloween experience with concerts, face painting and trick or treating in Plaza de la Constitución.
Traditional Celebrations in Serrania de Ronda
When: 30-31st October 2021
For experiencing a more traditional Tosantos, Yunquera village in Serrania de Ronda, with its tempting Wine and Chestnut festival is perfect. Here, you can taste the most delicious fruit of the season in all possible forms; chestnuts covered with syrups, boiled, caramelized and even roasted in the open air, as they welcome the ideal weather to travel in Southern Spain.
Warm and roasted chestnuts in festivals