Definitions for Halloween
ˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-hal·loween
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Halloween, Hallowe'en, Allhallows Evenoun
the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
The eve of All Hallows' Day; 31st October; celebrated (mostly in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Ireland) by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces.
Etymology: A shortening of Allhallow-even (Eve of All Saints).
Halloween or Hallowe'en (less commonly known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve) is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Saints' Day. It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.One theory holds that many Halloween traditions were influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, which are believed to have pagan roots. Some go further and suggest that Samhain may have been Christianized as All Hallow's Day, along with its eve, by the early Church. Other academics believe Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, being the vigil of All Hallow's Day. Celebrated in Ireland and Scotland for centuries, Irish and Scottish immigrants took many Halloween customs to North America in the 19th century, and then through American influence Halloween had spread to other countries by the late 20th and early 21st century.Popular Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins or turnips into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror or Halloween-themed films. Some people practice the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, although it is a secular celebration for others. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows' Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st, originating from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. The holiday is characterized by activities like trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, carving jack-o-lanterns, bonfires, visiting haunted houses, and participating in various festive gatherings. The occasion is often associated with themes of horror, death, magic and mythical creatures. It is recognized in many Western countries, and is especially popular in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
the evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day
Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas. According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianised feast originally influenced by western European harvest festivals, and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
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The numerical value of Halloween in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Halloween in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Halloween is now embraced in Kuala Lumpur (the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia), lots of malls will sell Halloween-related merchandise and bars will put up decorations. However, there is not so much trick or treating for the kids. I just don’t think that idea has caught on yet.
Checking labels becomes very pivotal because during the holidays, including Halloween, when the manufacturers make those mini small-sized candies and they're often mass-produced on shared equipment, candy that's safe other times of the year might not be safe during Halloween.
This year is not a night that This Halloween people're going to be counting how much money This Halloween people can make on Halloween, i'll be really happy when it's over, just to get through it.
Singing is a little bit like the Halloween of emotions. It allows us to put on any costume we want; to become any character we need to express at any given moment; to instantly feel better and to do so in a way that is generally more publicly acceptable.
I love Halloween because it makes me happy and because it reminds me of all the wonderful times I had celebrating Halloween as a child, that's how my love of Halloween began, but it's become so much more than just those early memories for me. Over the years, I've created even more fun and amazing times wrapped around the holiday.
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- عيد الرعبArabic
- Oíche ShamhnaIrish
- ליל כל הקדושיםHebrew
- dia das BruxasPortuguese
- cadılar bayramıTurkish
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