31 of October is a day, which mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. People believe that this transition between the seasons is a bridge to the mystic world of the dead.
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts thought that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Moreover, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made to predict the future. And for a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of direction during the long, dark winter.
Modern Halloween became less about literal ghosts, ghouls and more about costume and candies. However, this year the Castle in Niemodlin prepared special event in the castle.
Around 7 p.m., when dark came a group of costumed, full of excitement people have gathered around the gates to make a first step into the dark history of the Castle, The experienced guide not just told true tales from the buildings darker past, villains and murderers, but also took people on a tour around the dimly lit corridors and shadowy rooms of Niemodlin Castle. He also shown the Torturee Chamber and dangerous secret places, that was opened firstly to visitors.
Niemodlin Castle mixed traditions of All Hallows Eve with newer customs, created a fun day out for the guests.