Samhain - Celtic Halloween in Aquincum on Sunday, 30 October 2022!
Prior to the Roman conquest, the area of the Hungarian capital was inhabited by the Celtic Eravisci. To make the customs and festivals of the Celts more accessible, we are dedicating the end of October to the Celts for the fourth time this year.
For the Celtic calendar, the end of October marked the end of summer. That is when the Celts celebrated the festival of Samhain, which may be seen as the ancestor of modern-day Halloween. The Samhain at Aquincum offers all visitors arts and crafts workshops and a host of exciting educational activities connected with Celtic traditions.
17:00-17:30 The remains of Celtic deer cult in Budapest – lecture by Attila Horváth (in HU)
19:00-19:30 Age of heroes. Celtic legends for adults (storyteller: Csenge Virág Zalka) (in HU)
20:00-20:30 Samhain – When the otherworld opens up – lecture by Attila Beck (in HU)
Adult (group of over 20 persons): 1800 HUF/person
Student/pensioner: 1100 HUF/person
Student/pensioner (group of over 10 persons): 900 HUF/person
Family (2 adults 2 children): 5500 HUF/family
During the event the usual discounts are not valid. The event can be visited free of charge by people with a Ukrainian passport or other documents proving their Ukrainian refugee status. The event can be further visited free of charge by journalists, people with disabilities and their companion (1 companion per person), visitors under the age of 6, visitors over the age of 70 and teachers accompanying school groups as well as tour guides accompanying tourist groups. Upon request, the eligibility for discounts must be verified at the venue.
* Arts and crafts activities are only available to arts and crafts ticket holders! Noisemaker 300 HUF, Chestnut pet 300 HUF, King of winter figurine making 600 HUF, Face painting 600 HUF, Pumpkin carving 1200 HUF, Felt mask 900 HUF, Mummy lamp 600 HUF. The tickets can be purchased at the information desk until 20:00, or until stocks last. The arts and crafts tickets can be used on the given day until 20:30!