Photos: The Spirit of Halloween 2023 (24 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

In recent weeks, people around the world have been celebrating the season of Halloween—dressing up, taking part in parades and festivals, hosting parties, and tiptoeing through haunted houses. Collected below are photos that capture some scary (and fun) pre-Halloween festivities in England, Lithuania, Turkey, China, Ireland, Canada, the United States, and elsewhere.

The silhouette of a spooky costumed figure above others during a parade
Members of the street-performance troupe Macnas perform “Cnamha La Loba,” their Halloween parade inspired by the legend of a wild wolf-woman who collects and preserves the bones of animals, humans, and gods, in Galway, Ireland, on October 29, 2023.

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