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Catalonia’s Castanyada faces competition from imported Halloween celebrations

31 October 2020 01:34 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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If you’ve ever been to Catalonia in the fall, you’ll have noticed street vendors selling roasted chestnuts, with stands scattered about the streets of Barcelona as well as countless other cities and towns. This is because chestnuts, or ‘castanyes’, are eaten as part of La Castanyada, a holiday which falls on October 31, the same day as Halloween and the night before All Saints’ Day. 

 

 

  • Catalonia’s Castanyada faces competition from imported Halloween celebrations