Nov 01, 2007 Today is also called" All Saints Day". Funny how the" EVE" of the holiday is celebrated abundantly, though practically no one celebrates the actual holiday anymore. It's like celebrating on Christmas Eve but forgetting Christmas Day. Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween wasreferred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 yearsago.
History of Halloween. are so close together on the calendar that they influenced each other and later combined into the celebration now called Halloween. This article was originally Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween wasreferred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe'en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known today as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday commemorating Christian saints and martyrs observed since the early Middle Ages on November 1.