On the plains of Britain almost a millennium before it was Britain, the
Druids celebrated the end of their year, the end of the harvest, and the
coming of the winter on the night of October 31st. They celebrated with
masked parades, bonfires, fortune telling, and religious rituals.
Peter Krogh has spent years documenting the rituals and events of this celebrated
holiday. These pictures are from the greatest street parties in America:
San Francisco's Exotic Erotic Ball, Key West's Fantasy Festival, New York's
Greenwich Village Parade, and the barricaded streets of West Hollywood,
Baltimore's Fells Point, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Georgetown in DC,
and St. Louis. Though each celebration differs, Halloween also shows how
much we have in common. Shared mythology, obsession with culture and media,
the love of a good joke, the need to create — these are found wherever
Halloween is celebrated.