Maroween 2018!

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It’s the east of Málaga’s scariest time of the year! 

On the 31st of October, the day when traditionally Maro celebrated chestnuts and sweet potatoes (Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato), there’s another reason to mark the day – or rather the night. Halloween!

One has to wonder what the older residents, those that grew up in the embrace of Catholicism, make of it all; not that long ago it was frowned on as a pagan festival. From tombstones and monsters to witches and ghosts, the whole village is decked to distress. But of course October 31st, ‘All Hallows Eve’, has always been celebrated in Spain, despite of – or in spite of – the church.

However, according to Alejandro Barba, the mayor of Maro, he describes the events lined up for Maroween 2018 as a “A program full of content made with love and enthusiasm!”


Wednesday, October 31:

5.00 p.m. – traditional craft and gastronomy street market on Calle Real, the town brass band parade, the scary makeup workshop and Halloween children’s show.

7:00 p.m. – traditional roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes will be tasted

8:00 p.m. – the passage of the Horrors will take place in Maro’s Salón de Usos Múltiples building.

Afterwards there is music provided by two local groups – Arte Medusa and Mandarina Project.

Thursday, November 1:

6:00 p.m. – “The ouija, a portal to ourselves” is the title of an activity at the Al Andalus Hotel, Maro, in which the terrifying agenda of Maroween will be closed, with the participation of Nerja Parapsychology Research Teams and TCI Spain!

A Nerja – Maro – Nerja bus service will be available from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The stops will be those of the urban bus, and in Maro at the entrance to the town.


A heads up for anyone planning to be in Frigiliana on October 31st, Frigiliana is also decking out its streets a la Halloween style, with lots of kids dressed up going around tricking and treating!

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I worked in this glorious part of Spain for over 11 years – from hosting a local radio programme to founding both a magazine and newspaper for English speakers in the region. Always the aim was to give people a better insight into the fascinating eastern Málaga region, something that, along with my wife Julie, we now aim to continue with our website.

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