Lonely Planet Writer

Having a spooktacular time! See how Halloween is being celebrated around the world

Things are starting to get a little scary around the world, with ghouls, zombies and a smattering of fancy dress-clad creatures roaming the streets. Here’s a look at how some people have embraced the true spirit of the season around the globe:

Tokyo, Japan

Fancy dress clad characters from 'Ghostbusters' in Shibuya.
Fancy dress clad characters from ‘Ghostbusters’ in Shibuya. Image by Getty Images
Jhon, 30 years old, dresses up as a Stormtrooper n Shibuya.
Jhon, 30 years old, dresses up as a Stormtrooper n Shibuya. Image by Getty Images
A group of women dress up as Japanese musician 'Kyari-Pamyu Pamyu' in Shibuya.
A group of women dress up as Japanese musician ‘Kyari-Pamyu Pamyu’ in Shibuya. Image by Getty Images

Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainians dressed like zombies at the annual Zombie Halloween Parade
Ukrainians dressed like zombies at the annual Zombie Halloween Parade Image by Getty Images
Zombie Halloween Parade 2016
Zombie Halloween Parade 2016 Image by Getty Images

Moscow, Russia

Though the Halloween night is the 31st of October to 1st of November, most parties this year took part on the weekend.
Though the Halloween night is the 31st of October to 1st of November, most parties this year took part on the weekend. Image by Getty Images
People heading to celebrate Halloween in one of the city's night clubs.
People heading to celebrate Halloween in one of the city’s night clubs. Image by Getty Images
All Saints Run, a charity running event, during Halloween celebrations in Moscow's Kuzminki Park.
All Saints Run, a charity running event, during Halloween celebrations in Moscow’s Kuzminki Park. Image by Getty Images

Long Beach, California

Dogs dressed in Halloween costumes during the annual Haute Dog Howl'oween parade.
Dogs dressed in Halloween costumes during the annual Haute Dog Howl’oween parade. Image by Getty Images
The parade, claims to be the largest Halloween dog event in the world.
The parade, claims to be the largest Halloween dog event in the world. Image by Getty Images

Northern Spain

People dressed up like zombies participate in the 'Nuclear Running Dead' race in the northern Spanish town of Miranda de Ebro
People dressed up like zombies participate in the ‘Nuclear Running Dead’ race in the northern Spanish town of Miranda de Ebro Image by Getty Images
Greenpeace organised zombie themed races in the Spanish towns close to nuclear power plants, to protest against nuclear energy on the eve of Halloween.
Greenpeace organised zombie themed races in the Spanish towns close to nuclear power plants, to protest against nuclear energy on the eve of Halloween. Image by Getty Images

Singapore

Children go trick or treating in Singapore.
Children go trick or treating in Singapore. Image by Getty Images
Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows' Evening, falls on the day before All Saints' Day on November 1.
Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening, falls on the day before All Saints’ Day on November 1. Image by Getty Images

Hong Kong

People take part in a Halloween street party at Lan Kwai Fong.
People take part in a Halloween street party at Lan Kwai Fong. Image by: Getty Images
Street party at Lan Kwai Fong.
Street party at Lan Kwai Fong. Image by Getty Images