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Halloween

Halloween 2020, 2021 and 2022

Halloween is an annual observance every 31 October in Mexico. It is not an official holiday, but it is an increasingly popular festive event just before the more serious All Saints and All Souls Days at the start of November. Though it has modern roots in American popular culture, Halloween’s true origins are in centuries old Celtic and Christian traditions.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 OctSatHalloween
202131 OctSunHalloween
202231 OctMonHalloween
202331 OctTueHalloween
202431 OctThuHalloween
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In Mexico, Day of the Dead celebrations on the first two days of November get most of the focus, while 31 October gets less attention. Nonetheless, a kids holiday is held each year on that date. It is commonly called Day of the Witches, however, instead of Halloween.

Trick-or-treating has come to Mexico. Even though the holiday is called “Dia de las Brujas”, kids shout out “queremos (we love) Halloween!” as they ask for candy at each house they visit.

There are also many kids’ events on 31 October. You may see haunted houses, children’s Dia de las Brujas fiestas, and other events. But as most people are busy getting ready for Day of the Dead, “Halloween” does take a bit of a back seat in Mexico.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201931 OctThuHalloween