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|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the magic words "Halloween frolic," Babette put Potato down at once.The Green Forest Fairy Book|Loretta Ellen Brady
"I'll bring a hose key Halloween night," went on John, ignoring the interruption.
"Might a' thought it was some Halloween gang if I didn't," he defended himself as he threw his hat on the nearest chair.
The Spirit of Halloween, shrilled the imp, who had stationed himself close to the screen.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
Just think, she said, I have never been to a Halloween party in my life.Maida's Little Shop|Inez Haynes Irwin
Word Origin 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.