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What is Halloween in Chinese?

It’s Halloween time soon! How are you planning on celebrating this spooky holiday? We have a great Nincha activity for you: learning how to say Halloween in Chinese! It’s a great way to train your vocabulary for Halloween in Chinese.

What is Halloween called in Chinese?

pumpkin cat halloween in chinese


Halloween in Chinese is 万圣节 (wànshèngjié).
It litterally means the “thousand – or many – spirit holiday”.

So that’s how you say Halloween in Chinese: 万圣节 (wànshèngjié).

Note: The Chinese name of Halloween also covers the next day, which is known as “All Saints Day” in other parts of the world!

To wish someone a Happy Halloween in Chinese, say 万圣节快乐 (wànshèngkuàilè!)!

Halloween traditions in Chinese

A big Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins. What are you going to carve on your pumpkin?

A pumpkin is called a 南瓜 (Nánguā).

Are you going to stick with the traditional scary/smiley face for your Jack-O-Lantern or attempt something different? What about carving your favorite Chinese characters, perhaps? Bet it’s good practice!

Can you guess what a Jack-O-Lantern is called in Chinese?

Hint: think about it in no-nonsense mode. How would you simply describe a Jack-O-Lantern to someone? What would you tell them?

A Jack-O-Lantern is, really, a light in a pumpkin! 

So that’s why the Chinese call a Jack-O-Lantern: 南瓜灯 (Nánguādēng). This literally means a pumpkin light.

A Jack-O-Lantern is called a 南瓜灯 (Nánguādēng).

Carve your pumpkin like a Nincha!

This is our 南瓜灯 project: a lucky Nincha cat Jack-o-lantern! That’s right, we carved your favorite Chinese teacher on a pumpkin for Halloween too!
Want to make your own Nincha pumpkin?  Here are the instructions if you want to give it a try too!

Happy trick or treating!

The Nincha Team

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