Sunday, October 4, 2015

List of Spooky Holidays

With the barrier between the realms of the living and dead growing weaker this time of year, we should look at other days to celebrate the dearly departed.

  • Halloween- celebrated on October 31st in America
  • All Hallow's Eve and All Hallow's Day- celebrated on October 31st and November 1st in colonial times
  • Samhain- celebrated on October 31st in ancient Europe
  • Festival of Lanterns (Obon)- celebrated in August in Japan
  • Festival of the Dead (P'chum Ben)- celebrated on the fifteenth day of the tenth lunar month of the year (usually September) in China
  • Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)- celebrated on November 1st to November 2nd in Mexico; it was originally called "Día de Muertos" because it only one day instead of two
If you know of any more days similar to these, or if something is wrong with this information, just comment it below.


  1. In Mexico it's called "Día de Muertos", not "Los Días de los Muertos", this is because originally it was only one day.

  2. I see. Thank you for that information. I'll add it to the info above so that people who don't read the comments will know about this.

  3. OMG I thought All Hallow's Eve and All Hallow's Day was just stuff R.L. Stine made up for his book The Five Masks Of Dr. Screem!! Now I know 😀