Castanyada: The Catalan Halloween

Castanyada: The Catalan Halloween

Hallo-what? In Catalonia, the evening of the 31st of October, we celebrate “La Castanyada” (the chestnut party) instead of Halloween. So there are no pumpkins, no ghosts, fake blood nor terrific stuff, the only thing you’re gonna find are chestnuts, panellets, sweet potatoes and “la castanyera” (or the chestnuts’ lady).