Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity When Is Halloween? Share Flipboard Email Print Trick or treat! Children prepare to head out for some Halloween fun. Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images Christianity Catholicism Holy Days and Holidays Beliefs and Teachings Prayers Tips Worship Saints Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated February 06, 2019 Halloween is largely celebrated as a secular holiday in the United States, but it is properly the eve or vigil of All Saints Day, one of the most important Catholic feasts of the liturgical year and a Holy Day of Obligation. When is Halloween? How Is the Date of Halloween Determined? As the eve of the feast of All Saints or All Hallows Day (November 1), Halloween always falls on the same date—October 31—which means that it falls on a different day of the week each year. When Is Halloween This Year? Halloween 2019: Thursday, October 31, 2019 When Is Halloween in Future Years? Here are the days of the week on which Halloween will be celebrated next year and in future years: Halloween 2020: Saturday, October 31, 2020Halloween 2021: Sunday, October 31, 2021Halloween 2022: Monday, October 31, 2022Halloween 2023: Tuesday, October 31, 2023Halloween 2024: Thursday, October 31, 2024Halloween 2025: Friday, October 31, 2025Halloween 2026: Saturday, October 31, 2026Halloween 2027: Sunday, October 31, 2027Halloween 2028: Tuesday, October 31, 2028Halloween 2029: Wednesday, October 31, 2029Halloween 2030: Thursday, October 31, 2030 When Was Halloween in Previous Years? Here are the days of the week when Halloween fell in previous years, going back to 2007: Halloween 2007: Wednesday, October 31, 2007Halloween 2008: Friday, October 31, 2008Halloween 2009: Saturday, October 31, 2009Halloween 2010: Sunday, October 31, 2010Halloween 2011: Monday, October 31, 2011Halloween 2012: Wednesday, October 31, 2012Halloween 2013: Thursday, October 31, 2013Halloween 2014: Friday, October 31, 2014Halloween 2015: Saturday, October 31, 2015Halloween 2016: Monday, October 31, 2016Halloween 2017: Tuesday, October 31, 2017Halloween 2018: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 More on Halloween While Halloween has a long history among Catholics in both Ireland and the United States, some Christians—including, in recent years, some Catholics—have come to believe that Halloween is a pagan or even satanic holiday in which Christians should not take part. This idea is intimately connected to fundamentalist attacks on the Catholic Church. Here's Why the Devil Hates Halloween (and hopes you will, too). What Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had to say about Halloween. Of course, the decision on whether children should take part in Halloween festivities is up to their parents, but the fears of recent years—including safety concerns about candy tampering and satanic sacrifice—have been proved to be urban legends.