When is Halloween in 2017?
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Halloween in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 31st October.
Halloween is a day which comes 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 is observed primarily in regions of the Western world. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into lanterns, lighting bonfires, playing pranks.
However, Halloween in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 31st October. It 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.