Really People: War on Halloween

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So I was watching the news with Papa this morning, something I try not to do. Between the craziness going on in the world and Papa yelling at the people on the tv, it's just not worth it to me. But a headline story caught my eye.


War on Halloween. Are you kidding me people??

I didn't catch the whole story, but basically it was saying how Halloween is offensive to some and we should be calling it a Harvest Festival, and one of the anchors say can't we just let the kids be kids. I flat out pulled a Papa and said to the tv Halloween is a Harvest Festival you idiots.

Samhain. Harvest Festival. Halloween. 

Let me educated you a little. Halloween was originally a Celtic holiday called Samhain, and was the last Harvest Festival of the year. It was the end of the year, and the beginning. It started the "dead" half of the year. It was when the good Celtic people would feast upon the best of the harvest in preparation for the coming cold.

Samhain is also the day when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest. 

Which in the Pagan aspect we use it as a day to remember our beloved dead. But since the veil is so thin you can't tell exactly who is dead or alive, who is good or bad. So they started the tradition of wearing masks to confuse the dead. We also owe our jack o'lanterns to them. The story is they used to carve turnips and leave them out to ward off evil spirits. They would also during their feasts set a place for their beloved dead.

Trick or Treat. 


Everyone disguised them, and it was bad to turn away anyone that asked for a bit of feast. Sounds like trick or treating to me. Dress up in a costume, knock on people's door and ask for candy.

War on Halloween? Doubtful, sounds like people are starting to see it for what it was originally. 


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