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Halloween in Frankfurt

Tips for an exciting and tasty horror party

Until a few years ago, the Halloween festival in this country was known only from American TV series and movies. Children who go from door to door in crazy disguises hunting for sweets have always been a picture that in Germany has rather been associated with carnival. But that has changed significantly in recent years. There is a growing trend to celebrate Halloween here as well, a fact that is particularly pleasing to the confectionery industry. Goods produced especially for this occasion have long since been offered to consumers: Chocolate ghosts, rubber pumpkins and similar Halloween-specific delicacies will fill the supermarket shelves from the beginning of October.

A number of TV stations have also put their programmes under the Halloween banner in the last week of October. The Simpsons", for example, experience especially creepy adventures and of course the annual reunion with the most famous "Halloween" killer Michael Meyers from the famous cult horror series, which bears the name of this day, should not be missing. In 2018 he even celebrated his cinema comeback very successfully, fitting for Halloween!

Halloween parties 2019 in Frankfurt and surrounding

There are Halloween parties and other events for young and old dedicated to this festival everywhere in Germany, too. With partly very large expenditure a spook fun is produced, which is to shift its public into fear and fright - naturally always in extremely unterhaltsame kind, so that after horror cries always a relieved laughter follows. Here are some selected Halloween tips for 2019 from Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region:

HALLOWEEN IM TAUNUS WUNDERLAND, from 01. - 13th + 19th - 20th + 27.10.2019, big Halloween night on 27.10.2019

BATSCHKAPP HALLOWEEN on 26.10.2019 from 22 o'clock, further information you will find HEREhttps://frankenstein-halloween.en/

Halloween-Impro Show at the Ponyhof on the 31st of May10.2019 from 20 o'clock, further information can be found HERE

BIG CHEFS Halloween Party on 31.10.2019 from 19:30 o'clock, further information you will find HERE

The Gigantic Velvet Halloween Party at 31.10.2019 from 22 o'clock, you can find more information HERE

Halloween at La Louve Frankfurt on 31.10.2019 from 22 o'clock, further information you will find HERE

Changó Halloween Special Edition DIA DE LOS MUERTOS on 01.11.2019 from 20 o'clock, further information can be found HERE

80s Till I Die - Halloween Special at the Ponyhof Club on 01.11.2019 from 23 o'clock, further information you find HERE

GIBSON Loves Halloween at 02.11.2019 from 23 o'clock, you can find more information HERE

Halloween Latino at ORANGE PEEL on 02.11.2019 from 23 o'clock, you can find more information HERE

Highlight in the Rhine-Main region is also this year the great Halloween party at Frankenstein Castle. Every year more than 15,000 people flock to Frankenstein Castle to be frightened and frightened. And there's plenty of opportunity for that in the atmospheric backdrop, after all around 100 vampires, witches, monsters, werewolves and other creepy creatures on 3,000 square meters provide a scary beautiful goose bumps!

HALLOWEEN AUF BURG FRANKENSTEIN at 25. until 27. October, 31. October until 03. November, as well as 08. until 10. November2019, further information you will find HERE

Halloween - The Origins

For some years now, it has been possible to observe that wholesalers and retailers in particular have recognised the "Halloween" trend, and of course have been using it to encourage customers to make extensive purchases even before the big Christmas shopping season: Shop window and shop decorations make it clear that Halloween has also conquered Germany – and that although few people actually know where this festival originally comes from. From "All Hallows Eve", the eve of "All Hallows Day", the abbreviation Halloween developed in the course of time. Probably the roots of Halloween lie in the Celtic festival Samhain. On the night of 31 October, the Celtic New Year was celebrated, in which the Deity of the Dead was worshipped.

This, according to legend, allowed the souls of the deceased to return to the world for one day on that very day. To appease the evil spirits, humans offered sacrifices, but often magic and sorcery were used to appease the spirits or, if possible, to keep them away. The tradition of dressing up on Halloween also dates back to this period. With it the people wanted to make themselves unrecognizable, in order not to be recognized by the spirits roaming around on this night and to come undamaged into the new year, which began according to the Celtic calendar on 1 November according to 1 November.

After the festival was first Christianized, the custom came from Ireland in the 19th century to the USA. Here Halloween moved away more and more from its origins over time and became increasingly commercialized especially in the 20th century. Today it belongs to the most important holiday in America besides Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Pumpkin - Symbol and Delicious Ingredient

The pumpkin has always been the most important and best-known symbol for Halloween, especially in the USA. As a symbol of fertility, the pumpkin represents the return of the dead on the one hand, while the carved grimaces serve to expel them on the other. These will-o'-the-wisps, which can also be seen more and more frequently in German shop windows and living rooms, are called “Jack O`Lantern“, or Jack for short. The pumpkin is hollowed out with special tools, which can now also be bought in every supermarket in Germany. Then a grimace is carved into the hollow pumpkin with special pumpkin knives. This can be friendly, at will, but also very dark and scary.

Inside the pumpkin a small candle or tea light is placed, whereby the candle is best placed in an old preserving jar. The heat of the candle flame is held off a little and the inner wall of the pumpkin does not dry out too fast. Jack lanterns, which dried out a bit before 31 October, can be refreshed by a longer water bath.

Because the pumpkin is the central symbol for Halloween, traditional pumpkin dishes are on every menu on 31 October, especially in the USA. No Halloween feast without pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream soup or another delicious pumpkin dish. If you want to sweeten your Halloween this year with delicious pumpkin dishes, here are two suggestions:

1.Pumpkin cream soup

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

1 small pumpkin, best a Hokkaido pumpkin. But because there are so many pumpkin varieties, the range of variations is of course very wide.

3 carrots
4 tomatoes
1 onion
Butter
1 tablespoon clear vegetable broth
herbal salt
Curry
200 ml cream
Ginger (about ½ TL)
½ bunch parsley

Preparation

First the most ungrateful task: You have to peel the pumpkin, seed it and then cut it into small bite-sized cubes. Skin the tomatoes (put them in boiling water for a very short time) and cut them, just like the carrots, into small cubes or slices. Now cut the onion into fine cubes and sauté them in the butter. Now add the diced tomatoes and let it boil down a bit. Now add the carrots, pumpkin cubes and vegetable stock, season with herb salt and curry (dosage to taste) and add about 1500 ml of water. Let it boil over medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft. The now soft vegetables must now be pureed, and the pumpkin cream soup is ready. Finish with the cream and ginger and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Delicious!

 

2. Pumpkin goulash

Ingredients

About 1 kg giant pumpkin
650g pork shoulder
¼ l sour cream
1 onion
1 tbsp grated red pepper
2 tbsp vinegar
50 g lard
40 g flour
1 tomato
1 tablespoon tomato puree
salt
pepper
Caraway

Preparation

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First the true horror – You have to snip hard: the pumpkin (either grated or cut into fine strips), the tomato, the onion and the meat. After you have completed this rather ungrateful task, you lightly roast the onion in a large pot. Now add the meat cut into small cubes and fry until it takes on some colour. Then add half of the paprika powder and vinegar, as well as the tomato, the tomato paste and season with salt, pepper and – depending on your taste – also with some caraway.

Pour the mixture on 5 tablespoons of water. If you want to enhance the taste a bit, you can also use some strong broth instead of water.

The delicious mixture has to stew for about 25 minutes.

Mix the pumpkin to the meat and then add the rest of the pepper and vinegar. Now you also have to add water or broth to this again and let it simmer. Now stir only the sour cream with the flour, add this to the pumpkin goulash and let it boil well. If necessary, you can add some seasoning and serve the finished goulash. Especially tasty are of course – how else should it be on Halloween – delicious potatoes.

 

In this sense we wish you creepy and tasty Halloween!

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