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5 Interesting Facts About Halloween

1. Christian Origin.

The English word 'Halloween' comes from "All Hallows' Eve," the evening before All Hallows' Day.

2. All Saints' Day is known as All Hallows' Day.

All Hollows' Day is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints of the church, whether they are known or unknown.

3. Observing All Hallows' Day.

The Christian Church traditionally observed Hallowe'en through a vigil. Worshippers prepared themselves for feasting on the following All Saints' Day with prayers and fasting.

4. The Holidays

(All Saints' Day) on 1 November, and All Souls' Day on 2 November.

From All Hallows' Eve to All Saints Day. Most Christians in several parts of the world visit cemeteries to pray, light up candles and bring flowers to the graves of their departed loved ones.

5. Halloween is also known as:

  • The Feast of All Saints

  • The Feast of All Hallows

  • The Solemnity of All Saints

  • Hallowmas

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