Friday, October 30, 2009


Halloween (Picture)

Halloween (shorten from "All Hallows' Evening") is derived from Old Irish meaning "summer's end", celebrating the end of the "lighter half" of the year n beginning of the "darker half". it is also the festival of the dead. the border between this world n the Otherworld became thin, allowing both harmless n harmful spirits to pass through on this day.

it is celebrated on October 31, also named the "Eve of" All Saints' Day (November 1st). it is believed that wearing costumes n masks, disguising oneself as a harmful spirit is required to ward off harmful spirits. most christians believe that the tradition is far from being "satanic" n it holds no threat to the children, being taught about death n mortality. other christians feel concerned n reject the holiday because they perceive it as evil.

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