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Ghosts, ghouls, myths and legends

Full moonThroughout most of the western world, Halloween is celebrated on October 31st and All Saints Day (Day of the Dead) is commemorated on November 2nd. These couple of days are ones where the living think back on the dead, and when ghosts, ghouls, myths and legends are remembered in stories and tales.

In this special feature, we search the lore and folk tales from many different countries throughout the world, to learn about those beings from beyond and their interactions with the physical world.

Selected spookiness from Global Voices

Many of these posts have been translated into different languages by our Lingua translators, visit the individual posts to see what other languages they are available in.


Day of the Dead in Mexico (Día de los Muertos) from Mundo Hispano.

This is a Halloween ad that was banned in Hong Kong for being too scary (please don't click play if you think it might disturb you).

If you have more links to share (and scare!) from global blogs please email Juliana Rincón Parra.

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