Posted on 10/31/2011La Castanyada is a festival of Catalonia held on All Saints' Day, although recently it has moved the celebration on the eve of this day. As the Halloween of Anglo-Saxon countries, or Samain Magosto and Galicians, comes from an ancient ritual funeral feast. It consists of a meal when they eat chestnuts, marzipan, candied sweet potatoes and fruit. The typical drink of the 'Halloween' is Muscat. Around this event, the chestnuts on the street selling hot roasted chestnuts, and usually wrapped in newspaper (bag). In many places, the All Saints' Day, the confectioners organize raffles of candied fruit and marzipan. JOIN THE CATALAN ARMY!