August 4, 2020

Halloween 2019

When is Halloween 2019?

Halloween 2019 is on Thursday, October 31, 2019 (in 22 days).  Calendar for 2019

What is Halloween?

Carved pumpkins at Halloween. Photo credit:

Carved pumpkins at HalloweenHalloween is a celebration in remembrance of the dead that occurs annually on the evening of October 31. The name Halloween (sometimes spelled Hallowe’en) is a contraction of All Hallows’ Even(ing), meaning All Saints’ Evening, as it is celebrated on the evening before All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day. Saints have historically been known as hallows, derived from the Old English word hālig and related to the German word heilig, meaning holy.

Halloween is a mixture of customs of pagan and Christian origins. It originated from an ancient Celtic seasonal festival (known as Samhain) to mark the end of the harvest and to remember the dead that is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1.

While not an official holiday, it is observed in a number of countries around the world, primarily in the West (North America and Europe) but also increasingly in Asian countries, as it provides commercial opportunities. In the United States, it is estimated to be the festival with the second-highest amount of consumer spending after Christmas.

Halloween is followed by All Saints’ Day (for which it is the vigil) on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. Together the three days of remembrance of the dead form the triduum (a religious observance lasting three days) of Hallowtide. People traditionally visit the graves of deceased relatives during this time. It is related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

When is Halloween 2020?

Halloween 2020 is on Saturday, October 31, 2020 (in 388 days).  Calendar for 2020

Dates for Halloween from 2014 to 2024

The next occurrence of Halloween is marked in red.

When is …?Date     Day of the week     Days away     
Halloween 2014     October 31, 2014     Friday     1804 days ago
Halloween 2015     October 31, 2015     Saturday     1439 days ago
Halloween 2016     October 31, 2016     Monday     1073 days ago
Halloween 2017     October 31, 2017     Tuesday     708 days ago
Halloween 2018     October 31, 2018     Wednesday     343 days ago
Halloween 2019     October 31, 2019     Thursday     in 22 days
Halloween 2020     October 31, 2020     Saturday     in 388 days
Halloween 2021     October 31, 2021     Sunday     in 753 days
Halloween 2022     October 31, 2022     Monday     in 1118 days
Halloween 2023     October 31, 2023     Tuesday     in 1483 days
Halloween 2024     October 31, 2024     Thursday     in 1849 days


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