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How Halloween is Celebrated Around the World

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Martha Li of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 10: On October 31, Romanians celebrate Halloween around the myth of Dracula, a real-life early 15th century Romanian prince who also had the nickname of 'Vlad the Impaler.' Sighisoara, the city where Vlad the Impaler was born, is the site of the country's most popular Halloween festivities, which include historical reenactments of Transylvanian witch trials. The modern-day popularity of Dracula is also credited to Irish author Bram Stoker, who fictionalized the character as "Count Dracula" in his classic 1897 Gothic horror novel.

Halloween in Romania

On October 31, Romanians celebrate Halloween around the myth of Dracula, a real-life early 15th century Romanian prince who also had the nickname of 'Vlad the Impaler.' Sighisoara, the city where Vlad the Impaler was born, is the site of the country's most popular Halloween festivities, which include historical reenactments of Transylvanian witch trials. The modern-day popularity of Dracula is also credited to Irish author Bram Stoker, who fictionalized the character as "Count Dracula" in his classic 1897 Gothic horror novel.
© Dracula's Castle in Transylvania, Romania (Photo: Thinkstock)

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