Samhain 2020

When is Samhain 2020?

Samhain 2020 starts on Saturday, October 31, 2020 (in 39 days) and ends on Sunday, November 1st 2020 (in 40 days).  Calendar for 2020

What is Samhain?

Special bonfires are often lit during Samhain. Photo: bonfires are often lit during Samhain
Samhain is ancient Celtic seasonal festival to mark the end of the harvest and to remember the dead that is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1. It is held at the time of year when the boundary between this world and the world of the dead is considered to be at its thinnest and can most easily be crossed, and the souls of the dead return to the world of the living for one night to revisit their homes and seek hospitality. It is thus related to (and conincides with) the Christian celebrations of Hallowtide: Halloween (All Saints' Eve) on October 31, All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. It also coincides with the Mexican festival Day of the Dead.

Samhain is a precursor to the modern-day Halloween festival, and many Samhain customs and traditions survive in Halloween, for example going from door to door in disguise (or in costume) to ask for food in exchange for praying for the dead.

Further reading: Samhain on Wikipedia

When is Samhain 2021?

Samhain 2021 starts on Sunday, October 31, 2021 (in 404 days) and ends on Monday, November 1st 2021 (in 405 days).  Calendar for 2021

Dates for Samhain from 2015 to 2025

The next occurrence of Samhain is marked in red.

Year Samhain starts on Samhain ends on
Samhain 2015      Saturday, October 31, 2015      Sunday, November 1, 2015
Samhain 2016      Monday, October 31, 2016      Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Samhain 2017      Tuesday, October 31, 2017      Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Samhain 2018      Wednesday, October 31, 2018      Thursday, November 1, 2018
Samhain 2019      Thursday, October 31, 2019      Friday, November 1, 2019
Samhain 2020      Saturday, October 31, 2020      Sunday, November 1, 2020
Samhain 2021      Sunday, October 31, 2021      Monday, November 1, 2021
Samhain 2022      Monday, October 31, 2022      Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Samhain 2023      Tuesday, October 31, 2023      Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Samhain 2024      Thursday, October 31, 2024      Friday, November 1, 2024
Samhain 2025      Friday, October 31, 2025      Saturday, November 1, 2025
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