International Photography Awards (ipa) 2020 | Honorable Mention in 'Street Photography'
An unknown spook on Halloween evening in Berlin.
The original celtic Samhain festival, that turned into a commercial celebration in America, was not at all popular in Germany untill the 1990s. It is said, when in 1991 the German government canceled the german traditional 'Fasching' (carnival) due to the Golf war, the industry had to find a way of making up the losses. This was the moment to introduce Halloween in Germany.
Nowadays in Germany on October 31st kids with scary costumes walk around the neighbourhoods and ask for 'Süßes oder Saures?' (sweet or sour?).