In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III appointed November 1 a day of reverence for the saints. Evening on the eve of the celebration is called Hallows Eve, later it was renamed Halloween. Modern Halloween is known for tricks, processions in Halloween 2018 (also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve) occurs on the day before All Saints Day.
It is a day that is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween for the year 2018 is celebrated observed on Wednesday, October 31. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st each year. Halloween is celebrated yearly on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day or more commonly known as All Saints' Day.
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Halloween, also called All Hallow's Eve, occurs on the eve of the Western Christian celebration of All Hallow's or All Saints Day a day set aside to honor all the Saints of Christendom. Halloween is also a popular celebration with ties to the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest. Halloween is followed by All Saints' Day (for which it is the vigil) on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2.
Together the three days of remembrance of the dead form the triduum (a religious observance lasting three days) of Hallowtide.