It’s that time of the year again. No, it’s not yet Christmas, it’s the season of pumpkins, scary movies and dressing up as whoever you want to be—a.k.a. an excuse for girls to dress more sexily and hey, we ain’t complaining. As for the guys, you’re either the dude that exerts 110% effort in making a well-thought-out Halloween costume (or sometimes a very silly one) to stand out or the guy that ends up going as himself because he’s too cool to be anyone else… or maybe you’re just lazy.
If you’re the former and celebrate Halloween big every year, chances are you would wanna experience it in other countries too. So keep reading. Here’s six cities you might want to visit around the end of October to go hard on this fun holiday abroad:
1. Hong Kong
Lan Kwai Fong at 4:00 am.
As someone who’ve experienced Halloween in Hong Kong, take it from me when I say they do it wild there—from the subway stations to the most happening nightlife spot, Lan Kwai Fong, you will see (drunken) party animals in crazy costumes going about their Halloween shenanigans.
2. New York
Photo courtesy of Filip Wolak/timeout.com
As if the Big Apple’s energy is not enough, Halloween makes it feel like you’re in a horror movie and you’re the main character (not sure if that’s a good thing for you, ha). Imagine pumpkins taking over the whole city, a giant hotdog walking around the streets of Brooklyn, or It’s Pennywise chasing children at Times Square—this city is truly a Halloween paradise. Don’t forget to catch the Village Halloween Parade, it runs up Sixth Ave. from Spring St. to 16th St. in Manhattan.
Photo courtesy of @park.yejini
Forget about sexy costumes. Who needs to see those when you can just be around half-naked people 90% of the time? If you want Halloween with a lot of skin, definitely spend it in Boracay, Philippines. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that this island is currently the best one in the world, no?
Speaking of this lovely tropical spot, we hear EPIC Boracay is throwing a Halloween Ball on the 31st! If you happen to be in the Philippines or traveling to Boracay around this time, make sure to join the fun.
Photo courtesy of japantimes.co
Are you secretly a Cosplay fanatic? Japan is obviously the place to be to satisfy those Anime-related fantasies. And if your kind of thrill is being chased by zombies on Halloween, better book a trip to Osaka Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
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Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that happens from October 31 to November 2 wherein Mexicans go to the grave of their departed love ones and organize picnic sessions. A mix of the culture of remembering their departed and celebrating life is what Mexico has to offer during Halloween.