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It’s Halloween week and so to help you get into the spirit of the party here Carol Burke brings us her photos and stories from the Halloween party of 1991!
Eat, drink, and be scary,
Witch and ghost make merry
on this last of dear October’s days
– Author Unknown
‘Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they – it is they.
— Arthur Cleveland Coxe
To prepare for Dueños Halloween in 1991, Casa de Campo’s resident Food & Beverage artist, Carlos, created a monster doorway entrance for the discotheque, Genesis.
Genesis Halloween Door
He decorated the disco with witches, bats, ghosts,
Carlos with Paintbrush
and dismembered bodies.
An Extra Hand
Everyone arrived at Genesis that evening ready to celebrate a modern-day version of the old Celtic festival of Samhain.
Arriving at the Festival
On Samhain, according to the ancient Celts, the border between this world and the “Otherworld” becomes transparent allowing spirits, both harmful and peaceful, to pass through.
The need to protect oneself from the bad spirits initiated the wearing of costumes and masks. The idea was that if you dressed up as one of the spirits, the actual spirits would not harm you.
Chasing the Spirits
Actively moving around the floor of Genesis keeps the ghosts guessing.
Confounding the Phantoms
Some of the celebrants remain on the sidelines to view the medley of monsters.
Watching for Wraiths
Some famous residents of Altos de Chavon were there, such as Marta Vidal,
Altos Ghost Busters
and Henry Lopez.
Pirates of the Haunted Caribbean
As the party progressed, spirits became higher,
In the Spirit of Halloween
and everyone danced the night away.
Dancing the Night Away
The Halloween party is this Saturday night, click here to read the full details.
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