Celtic twilight and the American other on TF1

Hugh O'Donnell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Book abstract: In 1999 the French bishops condemned the celebration of Halloween in France. In 2003 the Moscow Department of Education recommended the banning of Halloween celebrations in all educational institutions under its control. In 2008 a group of Catalan intellectuals launched an internet petition against the Halloween celebrations organised by the Port Aventura theme park, arguing that they were detrimental to long-standing Catalan traditions associated with 31 October. In the meantime children and young people all over Europe - and increasingly adults - are energetically adopting and adapting the American version of Halloween as a source of fun, community building and general revelry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreat or Trick? Halloween in a Globalising World
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781443801539
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • France
  • Scotland
  • television and media studies
  • TF1
  • America


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