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Spanish Speakers - PLEASE help me!

How do you say Halloween in Spanish? I'm HSing my son but I have found soooooooooo many different translations. Is it:

día de los muertos
noche de las brujas
día de las brujas
día de halloween
día de los santos

or one not even listed?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Holidays

Answers (5)
  • dia de los muertos is day of the dead which is similar to halloween but not the same. Its celebrated on nov 1st and 2nd and is more of a religious holiday.... so check that off your list.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:50 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I don't think Halloween is celebated in Latin America, but I think I've heard it called dia de las brujas before, day of the witches.

    Answer by Blueliner at 9:54 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • OK, just asked a Venezuelan friend of mine for you. She said: "we use the English word...Halloween o noche de brujas (the night of witches)".

    Answer by Blueliner at 10:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • dia de los muertes is how I say it and I was taught by Mexicans and Puerto Ricans.
    ellos son algunas personas locas. LOL

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 11:41 AM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Dias de los muertos and it has nothing to do with the americanized version of Halloween. I am WICCAN and i celebrate SAMHAIN. Pronounced Sa-Win. In the mexican culture its a day to remember the ancestors who has passed away and even though you dont have to be Mexican or latino, you can still set up a Altar of pictures and candles of relatives and ancestors that have passed away. its the time when the vale is thin and they can come in spirit form.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

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