Origin of Halloween
Examples from the Web for halloween
He once experimented with dressing as “Hilda the Wicked Witch” as a way to expand his business to Halloween.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
One of the best parties was at Halloween when Atlantic Records had their party here.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
On Halloween Ed proved he has not been forgotten when he published a now-famous epistle in response to the Jian Ghomeshi scandal.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything
November 13, 2014
Another aunt recalled something Laylah had said to her when they went trick-or-treating on Halloween just a few days before.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap
November 12, 2014
The two met on the Halloween II set, and later married and have three children.Meet the Hollywood Power Couple Who Bet Big on the Midterms—and Lost
November 6, 2014
The wise owl must not be forgotten in the Halloween decorations.
Halloween is the night when a magic spell enthrals the earth.
From which I inferred that she wished to come back to us after Halloween.Grim Tales
Oh, come on, be a sport, he pleaded; I want to assemble my ensemble for Halloween.Joan of the Journal
Helen Diehl Olds
We think that there seldom ever was heard a Halloween tale like that.
- the eve of All Saints' Day celebrated on Oct 31 by masquerading; Allhallows Eve
Word Origin and History for halloween
c.1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even "Eve of All Saints, last night of October" (1550s), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year's Night, a night for witches. A pagan holiday given a cursory baptism and sent on its way. See hallow; also cf. hallows.