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Halloween in Germany

Many people around the world celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is the day before All Saints’ Day, and is also sometimes called All Hallows’ Eve and Hallowmas Eve. Costume parties are held and many children go trick-or-treating around this time of the year.

Is Halloween a Public Holiday?

Although Halloween is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as Reformation Day in 2019, which is a public holiday in 9 states.

Group of children Trick or Treating during Halloween.

Costume parties are held on or around Halloween.

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About Halloween

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Halloween Observances

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