Saturday night of October 31 was special for all club goers in the capital city Suva as they flocked into various night clubs to celebrate Halloween.
The colorful scary outfits, scary music, masks, hangings and dance items were the order of the night at the clubs with special prizes up for grabs for the best dressed male and female dancers and so on.
One particular night club on Victoria Parade, the Traps Bar, had organised the celebration in style which all present on the night thoroughly enjoyed.
Bar manager Marie Koroi was overwhelmed with response they received for the theme night and said people thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations in their bar.
“We were pleasantly surprised at the response with the costumes on Halloween, great to see that the people of Fiji are certainly getting into theme nights,” said Koroi.
“We have been dressing our bars for Halloween for the last four years and this year it was a joint effort with Chris Mallam of BarsnClubs.”
“They were greatly responsible for the absolutely creepy decor and atmosphere in the lounge bar while we catered for the special mix of music and cocktail for the evening which kept the patrons entertained.”
Stephanie Evans from Pacific Harbor who dressed like a female zombie with her partner Simon wearing an all black outfit with Dracula teeth said they had a blast and were eagerly waiting for the night after finding out about the celebration earlier last week.
“Oh we just enjoyed ourselves just like others in here.”
“The atmosphere here is very scary yet amazing and enjoyable and I love every moment here with my boyfriend” said Evans.
According to her, they shopped for their special outfits earlier in the day and had spent close to $50 for their freaky attire which will lie in their wardrobe till the event comes up again next year.
Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pron: sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now named Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of the year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before New Years, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the...