Halloween for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, October 31st.
Halloween also referred to as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints‘
Eve is celebrated yearly on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day or more commonly known as All Saints’ Day.
Halloween day is in celebration and remembrance of the dead.
All Saints’ Day
The next upcoming All Saints Day is on Sunday November 1st, 2020.
Date of All Saints Day
Year Day Date 2019 Friday November 1 2020 Sunday November 1 2021 Monday November 1 2022 Tuesday November 1 2023 Wednesday November 1
All Saints day also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints and Feast of All Saints is celebrated November 1st in the West and the first Sunday after Pentecost in the East. It honors all the Saints and often is celebrated through a feast. The day celebrates that there is a spiritual connection between those in heaven and the living. All Saints’ Day is not a national federal holiday but is and observance for Christians to recognize all the Saints in the church.
Pope Gregory IV in 837 made all Saints’ Day an official holiday.
There is speculation about the event being held on November 1,
which is the same day as the pagan Festival of the Dead, which would compete with All Saints’ Day. Others say, All Saints’ Day got its start back in the fourth century where Greek Christians celebrated a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost in honor of Saints. Today it is a nationally celebrated holiday.
Origin of the word Halloween
The word Halloween or Hallowe’en has a Christian origin dating back to 1745. Hallowe’en means Saints evening and “Hallow” by itself means saints.
“Even” means Eve to the Scottish and hence it was later shortened to just “e’en” or “een”. So in time Hallow Even was changed to Hallowe’en and eventually to Halloween.
For more information see what Wikipedia has on Halloween
Days to Halloween 2020
Happy Hallween 2020 Date Is Saturday, October 31st is day number 305 of the 2020 calendar year with 12 days until Halloween 2020.
Dates for Halloween
Holiday Date Days to Go Halloween 2019 Thursday, October 31, 2019 -354 Halloween 2020 Saturday, October 31, 2020 12 Halloween 2021 Sunday, October 31, 2021 377 Halloween 2022 Monday, October 31, 2022 742 Halloween 2023 Tuesday, October 31, 2023 1107 Halloween 2024 Thursday, October 31, 2024 1473