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