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Video: Dramatic Halloween fireworks light up 'Day of the Living Dead' skies

A Halloween fireworks display lights up the sky over Belfast. Picture by Cliff Donaldson.

A SCARY samba soundtrack accompanied a spectacular fireworks display in Belfast last night as part of the spookiest Halloween celebrations the city has ever seen.

Thousands of people turned out for an evening of ghoulish fun, with this year's Day of the Living Dead theme attracting skeletons, zombies and all things macabre.

Organised by Belfast City Council, the annual Monster Mash event at the Titantic Slipways had street theatre, workshops and fire juggling and drew to a dramatic close with the city's biggest ever fireworks show.

Meanwhile, Derry is gearing up for what has become billed as the biggest Halloween party in Europe with a staggering 80,000 expected to visit its extraordinary four-day festival.

The extravaganza will finish on Tuesday night with a magical fireworks display over the River Foyle.

Festival highlights include 'Awakening The Walls', which will see the city's historic walls illuminated by lights; Museum of the Moon, a three dimensional globe by UK artist Luke Jerram and the Samhain Sessions, which will includes performances by Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt and Derry band, Ports.

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