Noun. 1. Hallowmas - a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835. All Saints' Day, Allhallows, Hallowmass, November 1. holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion.
Moreover, what is the purpose behind Halloween?
The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
Subsequently, question is, what is the other name for Halloween?
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of Hallows' Even or Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
Is All Hallows Eve Pagan?
It originated from the pagan holiday honoring the dead. On All Hallows Eve, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead was thin. It allowed the souls of the dead to come back to earth and walk among the living. Halloween as we know it today, has grown from the ancient Druid Holiday.
What day is the day after Halloween?