Halloween 2022


Halloween 2022

When is Halloween 2022? What Day is Halloween On?

October 30, 2022

Halloween 2022, was originally associated with farming and astronomy! It signaled the conclusion of the harvest season and the start of the “darker half” of the year, which is winter. Yes, Halloween has a very long and “holy” history. Discover the history of Halloween and how it is observed today.

When Is Halloween 2022?

Halloween, often known as “All Hallows’ Eve,” is a holiday observed the night before All Hallows’ Day or All Saints Day in Christianity (November 1). Halloween is thus always observed on October 31.

When Is Halloween This Year?

Year Day of Halloween

2022Monday, October 31
2023Tuesday, October 31
2024Thursday, October 31
2025Friday, October 31

All Hallows’ Day got its name because saintly people and saints in England were referred to as “hallowed” individuals. The evening before the feast, or “e’en,” came to be known as “All Hallows’ Eve” or, to use a shortened term, “Halloween.”

A Brief History of Halloween

The Origins of Halloween

Halloween has its roots in an old celebration known as Samhain, which means the end of summer and is pronounced sow-in (rhymes with cow-in). Ancient Druids and Celts in the British Isles observed this sacred event. It signaled the conclusion of harvest and the beginning of a new year!

The ancient Celts thought that Samhain was the time when the line separating the worlds of the living and the dead was the thinnest. This was advantageous because it was a good time to think about the dead, connect with the dead, and forecast the future. Learn more about the “Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days” of this ancient calendar to understand why we observe holidays the way we do.

Samhain became known as the “night of the dead” because it marked the end of the previous year. The ghosts are reported to return to their repose after midnight. Later, on November 1, it was observed as All Saints’ Day.

All Saints’ Day 

Samhain is one of the many Celtic customs that the Roman Empire adopted after conquering the Celtic-inhabited regions in the first century A.D. The Roman Catholic Church further altered Samhain eight hundred years later by establishing November 1 as All Saints’ Day in order to commemorate all saints who have ever lived in Christian history.


Earlier, this day was known as All Hallows’ Day or Allhallowmas, with the word “hallow” denoting sanctification or making holy. All Hallows’ Eve, more generally known as Halloween, is the night before, on October 31.

If All Saints brings out winter,
St. Martin brings out Indian summer.

How We Celebrate Halloween 2022

While some Halloween traditions and customs deal with themes of good and evil and death reminders, most of them are just for fun.

In the past, Halloween in England was referred to as “Nutcrack Night,” when the family gathered around the fireplace to sip apple cider, nuts, and other treats.

To scare away ghosts, the Irish would carve turnips with a demon’s face and hollow them out while lighting candles. The term “Jack-O’-Lantern” is derived from an Irish folktale about Stingy Jack, who invited the Devil to join him for a drink but refused to pay. Jack duped the devil into agreeing to a pact whereby neither God nor the devil could claim Jack’s soul. With his light illuminating the way, Jack is now consigned to wandering the Earth as an evil spirit.

On Halloween Eve, the Irish would carve gruesome faces into turnips or potatoes and position them close to windows or doors in an effort to scare away Stingy Jack and evil spirits. Turnips were hard to come by for Irish immigrants in the 1840s, so they turned to the more accessible pumpkins. Find out more about the history of well-known Halloween customs like witches on broomsticks and bobbing apples.

Here are some straightforward ideas for how to celebrate Halloween.

1. Carve or Paint Pumpkins

The most common tradition in North America is carving pumpkins. Every year, kids enjoy using a spoon to scoop out the pumpkin’s interior and then carving it with a little (or a lot, depending on how young they are!) assistance from their parents. See how to extend the life of your carved pumpkin and prevent it from going bad!

Halloween 2022

Painting your pumpkins can be entertaining as well, as carved pumpkins only keep fresh for 3 to 7 days before rotting. All ages will enjoy this, but groups, offices, and schools that wish to host an early pumpkin decorating competition will find it particularly useful. Who can create the best design? Award the pumpkins that are the most original, humorous, and artistic.

2. Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Of course, after removing the pumpkin’s interior, you must roast the seeds. Be careful; these crunchy, salty treats sell out quickly! See the Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe.

If you’re not a fan of eating seeds, you may keep those pumpkin seeds and use them to create a vibrant necklace.

Halloween 2022

3. Wear Halloween Costumes

Everyone enjoys the opportunity to dress up in costumes for Halloween. The typical Halloween-themed or eerie costumes include witches, zombies, ghosts, and vampires. However, the costumes can also be ridiculous in the US, from gigantic bananas to superheroes to everything you can think of!

The custom was to create your costume at home, so you don’t even need to buy one. You only need toilet paper to transform into a mummy. A ghost can appear on an old white sheet. Make a vampire by adding some face paint.

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4. More Halloween Activities

There are lots of enjoyable Halloween crafts and activities. Some of our old favorites are listed below:

  • jiggling an apple. We all used to try to grab an apple with just our teeth by bobbing our heads in a big metal tub of water. Many parents today think this is unhealthy. But here’s an entertaining substitute: As a challenge, place an apple in a bucket of water and distribute it to each participant. Make it a contest, and the victor receives a reward.
  • Native American children created cornhusk dolls long ago, and it’s still a pleasant activity today. A traditional corn husk doll is easy to build.
  • Have you ever made a headless apple? Native Americans are also responsible for this tradition. You only require apples! See the recipe for Spooky Apple Heads.

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