Halloween 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Halloween 2017 and Halloween 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|October 31, 2017||Halloween 2017||Tuesday|
|October 31, 2018||Halloween 2018||Wednesday|
|October 31, 2019||Halloween 2019||Thursday|
|October 31, 2020||Halloween 2020||Saturday|
|October 31, 2021||Halloween 2021||Sunday|
|October 31, 2022||Halloween 2022||Monday|
|October 31, 2023||Halloween 2023||Tuesday|
|October 31, 2024||Halloween 2024||Thursday|
|October 31, 2025||Halloween 2025||Friday|
|October 31, 2026||Halloween 2026||Saturday|
|October 31, 2027||Halloween 2027||Sunday|
Significance of Halloween 2017Halloween 2017 (also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve) occurs on the day before All Saints Day. It is a day that is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween 2017 is a holiday celebrated annually on October 31 in the United States and throughout the world.
History of HalloweenIt is "widely believed" that Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festival, Samhain, and that this Gaelic observance was Christianized by the early Church. Samhain festivals are said to have also had pagan roots. Some argue, however, that Halloween began independently of Samhain and has solely Christian origins. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most powerful and spirits can make contact with the physical world.
In Christian times, it became a celebration of the evening before All Saints' Day. It is believed that the celebration of Halloween only made its way to the United States (from being widely celebrated in Northern Europe) in the 19th Century by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland.
The commercialization of Halloween (as we know it today) began in the 1900s, when postcards and die-cut paper decorations were produced. Halloween costumes started to appear in stores in the 1930s and the custom of 'trick-or-treat' appeared in the 1950s. Halloween 2017 now become a very profitable holiday for the manufacturers of holiday celebration items.