Is Halloween Really A Holiday?


Halloween isn’t a holiday. There I said it. Neither is Saint Patrick’s Day, Arbor Day, Cinco de Mayo, or Good Friday. Now I already know what you are thinking, “Tyler, you are an absolute idiot.” However, while I may agree that im stupid, but i am right, and here’s why.


Every October, millions of people spend 3.21 billion dollars on Halloween supplies: costumes, candy, etc. But Why? The only logical answer I could come up with is because they enjoy celebrating a fake holiday. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of a holiday is “ a day on which one is exempt from work.” Now let me ask you a question. How many of you all either work or go to school on October 31? The answer, none of you all. That’s because halloween is not a holiday.


However, even after hearing the real definition of a holliday, some people are too hard headed to believe that their beloved Halloween is not a holiday, so here are some more fun facts.


  1. There are only 11 federal US Holidays.
    1. New Years Day
    2. MLK Day
    3. George Washington’s Birthday
    4. Memorial Day
    5. Independence Day
    6. Labor Day
    7. Columbus Day
    8. Veterans Day
    9. Thanksgiving Day
    10. Christmas Day
  2. There are only 7 holidays that are celebrated in all 50 states.
    1. New Years Day
    2. Memorial Day
    3. Independence Day
    4. Labor Day
    5. Veterans Day
    6. Thanksgiving Day
    7. Christmas Day

Many people observe and think that celebrations such as Halloween, Saint Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo are actually holidays. However, after many hours of research, my studies have shown that Holidays must be recognised by the US Government, or when people are exempt from work around the nation.


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