Galoshans Parade and Street Party

Galoshans Festival returns to Inverclyde with a spooky spectacle of performance, creativity and community spirit which includes the annual parade and street party on October 27th!

Galoshans Parade and Street Party

About Galoshans Parade and Street Party

We are delighted to be back for 2019 with a festival bursting with events for all ages!

Galoshans was a piece of folk theatre performed in many parts of Scotland. The men of the town would dress-up and chap on the doors of the houses to perform their story of death and resurrection. They would be rewarded with sweets and fruits or perhaps money and a wee dram. Hallowe’en, the time when it was said a spirit could pass from the world of the dead to the world of the living, was a particularly important time for the play to be performed.

In most places, this tradition became known as ‘guising ‘or ‘trick or treating’. But in Inverclyde, the word Galoshans never really left. Long after the tradition of performing the play died out, local children would dress-up on Halloween and ‘Go Galoshans’.

Meet at Ginger the Horse, for a 6pm set off, following the Galoshans Procession
to Cathcart Square.

Get dressed up, bring your banners, masks and props to join the Giants in the Galoshans Parade & Street Party!

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