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More About Halloween Day
Halloween Day (October 31) is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. Sixty-one (61) days remain until the end of the year.
When is Halloween Day
When is Halloween Celebrated?
Every Year, Halloween Day is celebrated on 31 October.
Why is Halloween called Halloween?
Because it is the evening before the All Hallows’ Day, it was called All Hallows’ Eve. After that with time it changed into Halloween.
Who Invented Halloween and Where did Halloween Originate ?
Halloween is traced back to a two thousand (2000) years old Celtic festival which is called Samhain (It also pronounced as SAH-wen). It was celebrated at the end of summer harvest.
So the people who invented Halloween are the ancient Celts who lived in Northern Europe most probably in the countries of Britain, Ireland, and France.
Fun Facts you didn’t know about Halloween
- Samhainophobia is the medical term for a pathological fear of Halloween.
- Candy corn was initially called “Chicken Feed.”
- In old times people used to wear animal skins as costumes on Halloween Day.
- The most lit jack o’lanterns on display is 30,581.
- The “Jack o’lantern” comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack.
- Jack-o’lanterns were also made from beets, potatoes and turnips.
- Trick-or-treating comes from “souling“.
- Halloween folklore is full of fortune-telling and magic.
- Day of the Dead should be called Days of the Dead.
- Halloween was once called “Cabbage Night” in some American towns.
- Parents spend around 1 billion dollars on their kids’ Halloween costumes in America.
- Halloween is the sixth most popular card-giving holiday. More than 20 million Halloween cards are sent every year.
Holidays on Halloween Day (October 31)
- All Hallows Eve
- Allantide – October 31, 2020 (Closest Saturday to Halloween)
- Beggars’ Night
- National Caramel Apple Day
- Books For Treats Day
- Day of the Seven Billion
- Girl Scout Founder’s Day
- National Doorbell Day
- Magic Day
- National Knock Knock Jokes Day
- Samhain – (Pagan)
- National Magic Day
- Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day
- National Unity Day (India)
- World Cities Day
- World Savings Day
Holidays on October 1-31
- National Pizza Month
- Country Music Month
- Yom Kippur
- National Dessert Month
- Columbus Day
- Child Health Day
- National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 through Oct 15)
- Italian American Heritage Month
- National Book Fair Month
- Polish American Heritage Month
- National Breast Cancer Month
Famous Weddings on Halloween Day
|1970||Dennis Hopper (Actor and Director-Easy Rider) marries Michelle Phillips (singer) of the Mama’s and the Papa’s.|
|1968||Davy Jones (Singer) of The Monkees, marries actress Linda Haines.|
Famous Births on Halloween Day
|2000||Willow Smith||Singer, Actress, and Dancer||American|
|1988||Cole Aldrich||Basketball player||American|
|1986||Christie Hayes||Actress and Producer||Australian|
|1976||Piper Perabo||Actress and Producer (Coyote Ugly, Covert Affairs)||American|
|1954||Ken Wahl||Actor, Screenwriter, and Activist who advocates for Veteran’s rights and against animal abuse (Wiseguy)||American|
|1936||Michael Landon||Actor, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie) |
|1912||Dale Evans||Singer, Songwriter and Actress (Roy Rogers Show) (d. 2001)||American|
Famous Deaths on Halloween Day
|2020||Sean Connery (b. 1930)||Actor||Scottish|
|2015||Gus Savage (b. 1925)||Businessman and Politician||American|
|2018||Willie McCovey (b. 1938)||Baseball player||American|
|2014||David Manker Abshire |
|Commander and Diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO||American|
|2013||Bobby Parker (b. 1937)||Singer-songwriter and Guitarist||American|
|2013||Chris Chase (b. 1924)||Actress and Author||American|
|2012||John Fitch (b. 1917)||Race car driver and Engineer||American|
|2012||John H. Reed (b. 1921)||Soldier and politician, 67th Governor of Maine||American|
|2010||Ted Sorensen (b. 1928)||Lawyer, 8th White House Counsel||American|
|2008||Studs Terkel (b. 1912)||Historian and Author||American|
Historical Events on Halloween Day (1)
- 2017 – A truck drives into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, New York City, killing eight people.
- 2015 – “Metrojet Flight 9268” is bombed over the northern Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.
- 2000 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes on takeoff from Taipei, killed 83 people.
- 1956 – The U.K. and France started bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
- 1913 – The Lincoln Highway is dedicated as the first automobile highway across the United States.
- 1876 – More than 200,000 deaths occur in India after a cyclone ravages the country.
- 1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th United States state.