Allhallows Eve


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Noun1.Allhallows Eve - the evening before All Saints' DayAllhallows Eve - 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"
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Feldman (2001) observes that these Irish immigrants cast off their All Saints Day costumes of Catholic saints to don the secular costumes of Allhallows eve. The Irish also brought the tradition of Allhallows mischief and minor vandalism, once believed instigated by the "little folks"/fairies but now caused by masquerading individuals (Feldman, 2001).
Halloween, or Allhallows Eve, used to be a day to remember the dead, such as saints -- otherwise known as hallows.