-October 31 (solar calendar)
-Both have religious aspects:
"All Saints' Day/ Reformation Day"
-Dress up in costumes (traditionally modelled after supernatural figures like ghosts or witches)
-Carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns evolved from carving faces into turnips to ward off evil spirits

Ghost Festival

-Fifteenth night of the seventh lunar month
-Both have religious aspects:
Buddhist/Daoist followings
-Believe Heaven and Hell open and ghosts come out
-Food offerings to feed released ghosts of ancestors
-Elaborate meals with empty seats are served
-Give directions to lost ancestorial ghosts by floating paper boats and lanterns on the water