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About Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising and souling), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, as well as watching horror films.

Useful phrase for Halloween holiday:
  • Halloween sweets and treats
  • Happy Halloween!
  • Eat, drink, and be scary
  • Have a boo-tiful night
  • Have a safe and happy Halloween
  • There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow with candlelight
  • Trick or treat trick or treat give me something good to eat
  • Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat
List of popular Halloween activities:
  • Trick-or-treating
  • costume parties
  • making jack-o'-lanterns
  • lighting bonfires
  • divination games
  • apple bobbing
  • visiting haunted attractions
  • playing pranks
  • telling scary stories
  • watching horror films
List of foods associated with Halloween:
  • Barmbrack (Ireland)
  • Bonfire toffee (Great Britain)
  • Candy apples/toffee apples (Great Britain and Ireland)
  • Candy apples, candy corn, candy pumpkins (North America)
  • Chocolate
  • Monkey nuts (peanuts in their shells) (Ireland and Scotland)
  • Caramel apples
  • Caramel corn
  • Colcannon (Ireland)
  • Halloween cake
  • Sweets/candy
  • Novelty candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, worms, etc.
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Roasted sweet corn
  • Soul cakes


  • Date: October 31 2020
  • Also Called: Hallowe'en, Allhallowe'en, All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Eve
  • Significance: First day of Allhallowtide
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  • Celebrations: Trick-or-treating, costume parties, making jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, divination, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions
  • Observed By: Western Christians and many non-Christians around the world
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