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HALLOWEEN

When is Halloween in 2021?

Halloween in 2021 is on the Sunday, 31st of Oct (10/31/2021).

Halloween is on the 304st day of 2021. There are 61 days left in the year.

Halloween Facts

  • Date: Oct 31, 2021
  • 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
  • Sat
  • Oct 31, 2020
  • Sun
  • Oct 31, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 18, 2021Jan 18M L King Day
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 09, 2021May 09Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 31, 2021May 31Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 04, 2021Jun 04National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 20, 2021Jun 20Father's Day
SundaySunJul 04, 2021Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonJul 05, 2021Jul 05Independence Day Holiday
MondayMonSep 06, 2021Sep 06Labor Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Columbus Day
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas