Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as
Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number
of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year
dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the