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also Hal·low·e'en  (hăl′ə-wēn′, hŏl′-)
October 31, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles by children going door to door while wearing costumes and asking for treats and playing pranks.

[Short for All Hallow Even : Allhallow(mas) + even.]


(ˌhæləʊˈiːn) or


(Ecclesiastical Terms) the eve of All Saints' Day celebrated on Oct 31 by masquerading; Allhallows Eve
[C18: see Allhallows, even2]


or Hal•low•e'en

(ˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-)

the evening of Oct. 31; the eve of All Saints' Day: observed esp. by children, who dress in costume and play trick or treat.
[1550–60; (All) hallow (s) + e (v) en2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Halloween - the evening before All Saints' DayHalloween - the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
عيد جَميع القِدّيسين
mindenszentek előestéje
Visu sveto dienas priekšvakars
noč čarovnic
Azizler günü arefesihortlak gecesi


Hallowe'en [ˌhæləʊˈiːn]
nHalloween m, veille f de la Toussaint
on Halloween → le soir d'halloween
modif [mask, costume] → d'Halloween; [party] → d'Halloween
Halloween night → nuit f d'Halloweenhall porter n (British) (in hotel)portier m


, Hallowe’en
nder Tag vor Allerheiligen, Halloween nt


(ˈhalouˌiːn) noun
a Christian festival on 31 Oct., when children dress up and play ``trick or treat!''.
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The leading profit went to the pre-sale favourite Jack Barker, Little Ketton Farm, Coatham Munderville who is making a habit of scooping this prize, at the ripe old age of 15 his old head on young shoulders usually earns himself a living; the winning steer was bought on Haloween for PS940 and sold today for PS1360.
Alem disso, e importante mencionar ainda que: (i) dos 4096 modelos analisados, apenas 55 deles apresentaram p-value inferior a 5%, que nos levaria a rejeitarmos a hipotese nula do teste SPA (ou seja, alem do efeito Haloween, ha outras 54 estrategias que apresentaram performance superior a estrategia benchmark de buy-and-hold); (ii) apenas 28 modelos apresentaram performance igual ou superior a estrategia que segue o efeito Haloween (p-value <= 4%).
Like Haloween detracts from Bonfire Night, so 'Black Friday' sucks the lifeblood out of the way we like to shop.