Halloween 2024


When is Halloween 2024?

Halloween 2024 is on Thursday, October 31, 2024 (in 242 days).  Calendar for 2024
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What is Halloween?

Carved pumpkins on Halloween. Photo: flickr.com/photos/hanna_horwarth/Carved pumpkins on Halloween
Halloween is a celebration in remembrance of the dead that occurs annually on the evening of October 31. The name Halloween, sometimes spelled Hallowe'en, is a contraction of All Hallows' Even(ing), meaning All Saints' Evening, as it is celebrated on the evening before All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day. Saints have historically been known as hallows, derived from the Old English word hālig and related to the German word heilig, meaning holy.

Halloween is a mixture of customs of pagan and Christian origins. It originated from an ancient Celtic seasonal festival to mark the end of the harvest and to remember the dead (known as Samhain) that is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1.

While not an official holiday, Halloween is observed in a number of countries around the world, primarily in the West (North America and Europe) but also increasingly in Asian countries, as it provides commercial opportunities. In the United States, it is estimated to be the festival with the second-highest amount of consumer spending after Christmas.

Halloween is followed by All Saints' Day (for which it is the vigil) on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. Together the three days of remembrance of the dead form the triduum (a religious observance lasting three days) of Hallowtide. People traditionally visit the graves of deceased relatives during this time. It is related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

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When is Halloween 2025?

Halloween 2025 is on Friday, October 31, 2025 (in 607 days).  Calendar for 2025

Dates for Halloween from 2019 to 2029

The next occurrence of Halloween is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Halloween 2019      October 31, 2019      Thursday      1584 days ago
Halloween 2020      October 31, 2020      Saturday      1218 days ago
Halloween 2021      October 31, 2021      Sunday      853 days ago
Halloween 2022      October 31, 2022      Monday      488 days ago
Halloween 2023      October 31, 2023      Tuesday      123 days ago
Halloween 2024      October 31, 2024      Thursday      in 242 days
Halloween 2025      October 31, 2025      Friday      in 607 days
Halloween 2026      October 31, 2026      Saturday      in 972 days
Halloween 2027      October 31, 2027      Sunday      in 1337 days
Halloween 2028      October 31, 2028      Tuesday      in 1703 days
Halloween 2029      October 31, 2029      Wednesday      in 2068 days
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Halloween 2024
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Printable 2024 Calendars for Word, Excel and PDF


Calendar templates 2024 for Word, Excel and PDF

Free printable 2024 calendar templates

A selection of downloadable, printable calendar templates for 2024 with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications. Available for Word, Excel and PDF.


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