A LIGHT AT DUSK – Remembering those passed – Halloween Night at 9pm

Call for people to light candle on Halloween night to remember victims of Covid

Dublin City Council is calling on people all over the city and country to light a candle at 9pm on Halloween night to remember those who have died this year, especially as a result of Covid-19.

In keeping with the ancient tradition of Ireland’s celebration of All Souls,we invite all individuals, families, neighbourhoods, and communities to take part in #alightatdusk.

“This is a simple gesture, linking to the old tradition of Oíche Shamhna, that I am delighted to support,” said the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. “2020 has been such a difficult year for us all and we need to remember and celebrate all those who we have lost. The Irish community has always showed its strength in standing together, particularly in
Working through two core projects, ‘Holding It Together Apart’ and ‘The Dockers & Demons Halloween Festival’, Dublin City Council has partnered with ALONE and both The Department of Rural Development & Community, and The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the initiative.

“This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember, while obviously staying apart,” said Declan Hayden, Community Development Officer in the South East Area. “We encourage everyone to join in and light a candle at 9pm on October 31 st .”