also Hallow-e'en, Hallow e'en, "last night of October (the eve of All Saints Day) as a popular holiday," 1781, in a Scottish context, a Scottish shortening of Allhallowe'en, All Hallows even, etc., 1550s, "the evening before All-Hallows." This is from otherwise-obsolete hallow (n.), in Middle English halwe, "holy person, saint," from Old English halga, which is from the source of hallow (v.). Also see even (n.), and compare hallows."
There is nothing evil or sinister about the word Halloween, it simply means Hallowed Eve, or the night before All Saints Say. Of course, the night has changed in the eyes of many, but we'll come back to that. So, what is all saints day?
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