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HALLOWEEN

When is Halloween in 2019?

Halloween in 2019 is on the Thursday, 31st of Oct (10/31/2019).

Halloween is on the 304st day of 2019. There are 61 days left in the year.

Halloween Facts

  • Date: Oct 31, 2019
  • 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
  • Thu
  • Oct 31, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 21, 2019Jan 21M L King Day
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 18, 2019Feb 18Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2019May 27Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Father's Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2019Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2019Oct 14Columbus Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31Halloween
MondayMonNov 11, 2019Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2019Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas