Hallowe'en


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Hal·low·een

also Hal·low·e'en  (hăl′ə-wēn′, hŏl′-)
n.
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.]
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Noun1.Hallowe'en - the evening before All Saints' DayHallowe'en - 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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Hallowe'en

[ˈhæləʊˈiːn] Nvíspera f de Todos los Santos
HALLOWE'EN
La festividad de Hallowe'en se celebra, tanto en el Reino Unido como en EE.UU., la noche del 31 de octubre. Aunque antes la fiesta se asociaba con la creencia de que las almas de los difuntos regresaban a sus hogares en esa fecha, actualmente Hallowe'en no es más que un pretexto para la diversión. Los niños se disfrazan de fantasmas y brujas y hacen farolillos con calabazas vacías en cuyo interior colocan una vela. Así vestidos, van de casa en casa por todo el barrio pidiendo caramelos y dinero, una costumbre que se conoce sobre todo en Estados Unidos como trick or treat porque los niños amenazan con gastarle una broma al dueño de la casa si no reciben los caramelos. También suelen celebrarse en Hallowe'en fiestas de disfraces para niños y para adultos.

Hallowe'en

[ˈhæləʊˈiːn] nvigilia d'Ognissanti
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