Derry signs off Hallowe’en carnival with a bang

Thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the fireworks display.
Thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the fireworks display.

Thousands of people flooded on to the streets of Derry on Monday evening to take part in the city’s 30th anniversary Hallowe’en celebrations.

Derry has been synonymous with Hallowe’en since 1986 and on Monday it was easy to why.

People from all over Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, France and even as far away as Colorado in the USA came to sample the unique atmosphere.

The family friendly event was befitting of the 30th anniversary celebrations.

The night kicked off when the carnival parade started at 7p.m. and the rain held off to allow all of the performers to make it back to Queen’s Quay in time for the fireworks.

Hallowe’en in Derry wouldn’t be same without the fireworks and this year’s were bigger, louder and more exciting than ever.

Young people pictured at this year's Hallowe'en celebrations in Derry.

Young people pictured at this year's Hallowe'en celebrations in Derry.

Sadly, it started to rain shortly after the start of the firework display but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the revellers on the street.

The ‘Journal’ posted the carnival and the fireworks display on Facebook Live for the first time.

Ex-pats from far away as the Middle East and New Zealand watched live on Facebook.

Many of those commenting on the live footage said “no one does Hallowe’en like Derry” and who could disagree with them?

Local children showing of their costumes.

Local children showing of their costumes.

This young boy was captivated by 'Sparks' this year.

This young boy was captivated by 'Sparks' this year.