Halloween or Hallowe’en? That’s the age-old question. As with many words in our ‘current’ English language, there are lots of abbreviations used as ‘the real deal’.
But, it doesn’t hurt to learn the actual reasoning behind a word. Hallowe’en is the traditional shortening of ‘All Hallows’ Evening’ – also known as ‘All Hallows’ Eve’.
This, somewhat new tradition in the UK, is a yearly celebration observed on October 31st, the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows or All Saints on November 1st.
So, to be correct it’s ‘Hallowe’en’ – and everyone knows how I like to be ‘right’!