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HALLOWEEN

When is Halloween in 2018?

Halloween in 2018 is on the Wednesday, 31st of Oct (10/31/2018).

Halloween is on the 304st day of 2018. There are 61 days left in the year.

Halloween Facts

  • Date: Oct 31, 2018
  • National
  • Also Called: 31st October
  • Celebrations: Bonfires, Games, Trick-or-Treat, Wearing Costumes,
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Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year. Halloween is the modern name of an ancient Celtic holiday "Samhain". People celebrate this day as a spiritual beginning of a new year. The various activities done in Halloween are mostly associated with the idea to obtain good fortune.

Ancient people believed that ghosts came back to earth on this day. It is said that on this day, the spirits of the dead come back to earth in search of living bodies to possess for the next year and try to return to the homes where they were living. So to appease these spirits, people offer them fruits and nuts. If the spirits are not pleased, it is feared that the spirits would kill the people or destroy their property.

Halloween costumes are traditionally related to ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Black and Orange are the famous color for this day. The Jack-o-lantern is the festival light for Halloween. Pumpkin is a good substitute of the turnip, to be used as Jack-o-lantern.

Trick-or-treating is a traditional celebration for children on Halloween. Children in their costume go from house to house, asking for treats, with a question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a threat to trouble the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. People generally give candy to the children who come to their house.

Nowadays many schools and churches arrange Halloween parties for the kids. People usually have parties, wear Halloween costumes, do bonfires, tell and read scary stories about witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts and also watch horror movies

Halloween Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Oct 31, 2008
  • Sat
  • Oct 31, 2009
  • Sun
  • Oct 31, 2010
  • Mon
  • Oct 31, 2011
  • Wed
  • Oct 31, 2012
  • Thu
  • Oct 31, 2013
  • Fri
  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Sat
  • Oct 31, 2015
  • Mon
  • Oct 31, 2016
  • Tue
  • Oct 31, 2017
  • Wed
  • Oct 31, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2018Jan 15M L King Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 28, 2018May 28Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 01, 2018Jun 01National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17Father's Day
WednesdayWedJul 04, 2018Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labor Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Columbus Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 22, 2018Nov 22Thanksgiving Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas