Halloween is not just an American holiday. From a zombie run in the Philippines to a haunted house in Paris, countries around the world celebrate the ghoulish holiday their own way.
The 15th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park brought together artists, performers and families Saturday for colorful celebration of the spooky season.
A Halloween surf contest, Serena Williams smashes her racquet and a costume contest for the dogs | Oct. 25
It’s Halloween fun in the sun in Santa Monica, a tennis racquet gets the worst of it from Serena Williams, dogs get to go before the New York while crowds dressed in their costumed best and more in the day in pictures from around the world.
Fake foam tombstones, polyester-spun cobwebs, and elaborate “haunted” houses abound during the Halloween season, but if you want to see the real thing, head to Westminster Hall at 519 W. Fayette Street. An 18th century historic burial ground and catacombs, simultaneously macabre and serene, lies directly across North Greene Street from the looming glass tower of the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite attracts the most attention, but many prominent civic and military leaders are buried here.
Dogs dressed in their Halloween best paraded in New York’s Tompkins Square Park Saturday for the 23rd annual event. Thousands of spectators gathered to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in one of the the country’s largest Halloween Dog Parade.
Pumpkin sculptor Gabe Vinas (Villafane Studios) will appear at the Maryland Home & Garden Show at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium from Oct. 18-20. Vinas, who will compete on this year’s “Halloween Wars” on the Food Network, presents some of his best work in this gallery.
From spooky goblins to witches and toothy jack-o-laterns, here’s a look at Halloween in Maryland from yesteryear.