Countries That Celebrate Halloween 2019

If you live in a country like the United States, you probably don’t think twice about celebrating Halloween. After all, many citizens of the U.S. – along with other nations around the world – dress up in fun costumes, throw parties, and of course, go door to door to trick or treat. While the customs and traditions vary by nation, many countries celebrate Halloween in some way every October 31.

However, there are other nations that do not celebrate this holiday. Some nations do not celebrate Halloween because of the religious affiliation of its citizens. Others do not celebrate Halloween because other holidays are celebrated during this time – such as Mexico’s Day of the Dead that falls on November 1. Other nations have their own reasons for not celebrating Halloween.

However, in this article, we’re going to focus on those nations that do celebrate Halloween. In some countries, celebrating Halloween is relatively new. In others, old customs are being replaced with new customs. The nations where Halloween is celebrated include:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%0.43%AsiaEastern Asia
2United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
3Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
4Japan126,860,301377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%-0.27%AsiaEastern Asia
5Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
6Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
7United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%0.58%EuropeNorthern Europe
8Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
9Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
10Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
11Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%1.23%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
12Romania19,364,557238,391 km²92,019 mi²0.16%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
13Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeEastern Europe
14Greece10,473,455131,990 km²50,948 mi²< 0.1%-0.46%EuropeSouthern Europe
15Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%0.65%EuropeNorthern Europe
16Switzerland8,591,36541,284 km²15,936 mi²< 0.1%0.77%EuropeWestern Europe
17Hong Kong7,436,1541,104 km²426 mi²< 0.1%0.87%AsiaEastern Asia
18Singapore5,804,337710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%0.81%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
19Ireland4,882,49570,273 km²27,125 mi²< 0.1%1.32%EuropeNorthern Europe
20New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²104,400 mi²0.18%0.84%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
21Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00051,209 km²19,767 mi²< 0.1%-0.69%EuropeSouthern Europe