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[Middle English al halwes : al, all; see all + halwes, pl. of halwe, saint (from Old English hālga; see Allhallowmas).]


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common term for All Saints' Day
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Allhallows Eve a less common name for Halloween

All′ Saints'′ Day`

a church festival celebrated Nov. 1 in honor of all the saints; Allhallows.
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Noun1.Allhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saintsAllhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
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Allhallows Day parades featured participants masquerading as their favorite saint (Myers, 1972).
Halloween, or Allhallows Eve, used to be a day to remember the dead, such as saints -- otherwise known as hallows.
The Haven Holiday parks offering the 'Pooch for a Pound' scheme are: The Orchards, Essex; Seashore, Norfolk; Hafan y Mor, North Wales; Combe Haven, East Sussex; Golden Sands, Lincolnshire; Craig Tara, Ayrshire; and Allhallows, Kent.
Haven Holidays, a UK-based holiday park operator, has announced new summer rates for its Allhallows Holiday Park in Rochester, Kent, UK.
BRITAIN'S fastest-growing betting-shop chain, Better, has lined up John Francome, Peter Scudamore, Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholls' assistant trainer Harry Fry for their Cheltenham Festival preview at the Loose Cannon Club in London's Allhallows Lane on Thursday, March 5.
That marriage had taken place in Allhallows Lombard Street on October 16, 1560, less than five months after Robert Crowley's death on 1 June of the same year.
Lifeboats, Coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter searched the area for two hours before spotting the couple waving at them from the shoreline at Allhallows, Kent.
But after only 50 miles of flapping, the bored bird pulled out and swooped on the Haven Allhallows holiday complex at Rochester, Kent.
Since the Monarchist movement began to take shape in late 1651 with a meeting at Allhallows the Great, London, where Jessey and other Monarchist leaders were weekday lecturers, it seems unlikely that Clarke, who quickly became well connected in the small world of the London radical puritan community and almost certainly with Jessey and his church, highlighted the five-monarchy scheme in IN of 1652 without qualifying comments if his own conception was at variance with theirs.
Kent Police said an 'angry exchange' followed between the people in both cars before the Land Rover began to follow the couple as they headed home to Allhallows, near the Isle of Grain.
Saddle Peak Lodge Restaurant offers its Annual Allhallows Eve Festivities, featuring fine dining, ghostly tours and psychic readings, 6 p.
Southern England: Church Farm, Allhallows, The Orchards, Combe Haven.