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It will soon be Halloween again, officially on Tuesday, October 31. But on Bonaire, this spooky party is already celebrated from the weekend before. That is, this coming weekend! And it happens during the various Halloween parties on the island. Make sure you are dressed up, there are many prizes to be won for the best costumes. Want to know where to be this weekend to celebrate Halloween on Bonaire? Read our tips for the best parties here.
Halloween is originally celebrated in countries like the United States of America, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. But now it is also a popular holiday in other parts of the world, including Bonaire. Originally, Halloween is the day when people commemorate the dead; it coincides with All Saints' Day. But now Halloween has turned into a fun, but spooky, day for young and old alike. Small children go door-to-door in houses during Halloween for something sweet under the guise of 'Trick or Treat'. And for the older generations, all kinds of fun parties are organized on Bonaire during Halloween.
Trick or Treat & Movie Night
A movie night will be held at toy store Top1Toys on Friday, Oct. 27, starting at 4 p.m.. Children as young as 4 years old can attend this event. They will receive drinks and popcorn during the event. Registration for the event can be done through Top1Toys and the cost is $5 USD per child.
Halloween at Tera Cora Ranch
At Tera Cora Ranch, Halloween will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 27. Starting at 8 p.m., you are welcome and you are required to come dressed up. During the evening, prizes will be awarded to the partygoers with the most beautiful costumes in various categories. Music will be provided by bands and a DJ. Tickets for the event cost $10 USD on pre-sale at Tera Cora Ranch.
Pumpkin searching on Bonaire
A fun tradition is the pumpkin search on Bonaire. Every year the quest Buskamentu di Pampuna is held. The purpose of this quest is to find pumpkins. The instructions for finding the pumpkins are given via radio station Live99FM. This Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m., the scavenger hunt will begin. That means Bonaire will be looking en masse in response to the clues they hear over the radio. Armed with flashlights, everyone enthusiastically starts looking for pumpkins. The search is everywhere, on the streets, on the roadsides and in the bushes and the participants are dressed up. So it will be exciting again, because who will find the first pumpkin?
Lemonade Halloween Edition
Do you like more of a party? Then come to Lemonade's Halloween special on Saturday, Oct. 28. From 9 p.m. at the Zòzò Ranch. Make sure you are dressed up, because there are several prizes to be won that evening. Who knows, you might win a prize in one of the categories Best Costume (man/woman), Best Couple, Most Scary or Cutest. So live it up!
Halloween at Club Rush
Bonaire's newest nightlife venue, Club Rush, is also hosting a Halloween party. The nightclub will celebrate the spooky party on Tuesday, October 31. So if you haven't had enough of last weekend's Halloween party, here's your chance!
Halloween Party at Club Trocadero
Club Trocadero is also holding a Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31. From 9:30 p.m. you are welcome to dress up in your scariest costume and win a prize. DJ Voldemort will provide the music that night. The entrance fee is 10 USD per person, but if you order the special Halloween Menu at Club Trocadero, entrance is free.
Halloween Party at Buddy Dive
Of course, the Buddy Dive Resort is not letting Halloween pass by either. A Halloween Party will be held there on Tuesday, October 31. The party will be held at Blennies Restaurant & Bar, which is located at the resort. From 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. DJ Shrek will provide the music. Admission to this Halloween party is free.
Halloween Menu at The Captain's Table
Still prefer a slightly quieter Halloween? At restaurant The Captain's Table they serve a real Halloween Menu. On Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31 Halloween will be celebrated in a culinary way with a special four-course menu. Think dishes with names like Bloody Mary, It Came From Beneath The Sea and The Pumpkin Karver. That will be spooky ... or feast!
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