? asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Do you celebrate Halloween?

My family celebrates Halloween like its Christmas!!!

It’s really is fun!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We don't.

    I found early references linking Halloween to acnient Hebrews.

    Some Christians celebrate the day because its when Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation by posting the 95 Theses on the door to the church on October 31, 1517.

    Halloween is the festival of the dead. After the flood of Noah, the anniversary of the destruction of the earth became a type of Memorial Day. Originally to show respect to God, but then later perverted. We see it in its full form in Sodom. It is one of the reasons God destroyed Sodom.

    Note: Jasher is recommended reading by the Bible. see Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18.

    Jasher 18:11-13 In those days all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and of the whole five cities, were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord... 12 And they had in their land a very extensive valley, about half a day's walk, and in it were fountains of water and a great deal of herbage surrounding the water. 13 And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah went there four times in the year, and with their wives and children and all belonging to them, and they rejoiced with timbrels and dances. etc.

    In modern day Witchcraft and Satanism the four holidays are still observed, the chief of which is Halloween.

    The Hebrews went by a lunar calendar. The months started on the new moon, so most festivals were on the fifteenth, or on a full moon.

    God ordained, in Leviticus 23, the Feast of Tabernacles on the fifteenth of the seventh month.

    After the kingdom split into Judah and Israel, in order not to have Israel's money flowing into the southern kingdom of Judah (where God's holy temple was) Jeroboam instituted Halloween (full moon of the eighth month, or October), in place of Tabernacles (full moon of September)

    I Kings 12:28-32 28 After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." 29 One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; the people went even as far as Dan to worship the one there. 32 He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made. (NIV)

    At this point there were the people and priests who worshipped Baal and the others who stayed loyal to The one true God. After the 10 tribes were freed from their captivity, they along with some of the Assyrians and possibly some Persians migrated to Europe and blended with Celts. Some Celts settled in Britain , Ireland, and Scotland, where most of our information comes from concerning the Celtic priests called Druids. By the time the Gospel came to Britain, c. AD 40-60, the Druids that remained loyal to God immediately accepted Jesus as Messiah and as the fulfillment of their religion. From that time onward only the Pagans and their abominable practices remained.

    Most of the practices of Halloween come from the pagan side of the Druids, which in turn can be traced back to the worshipers of Baal and Ashtroreth, among the Israelites, Zidonians, Egyptians, and Philistines. Later the Romans, sometime before the fourth century, combined their festival of "Pomona," the goddess of fruit and trees with the festival of Samhain. This is were bobbing for apples came from. In Ireland today its still known as "oidhch Shamhna" or "Vigil of Samhian" The pagan priesthood of the Druids in Ireland and northwestern Europe believed that Samhain {Sa-ween as it is pronounced}, the Lord of the dead {Satan} who controlled the underworld would gather together all the souls of those that died that year to purge them of their sins by transmigrating their souls into the bodies of certain animals for a time, a type of Purgatory, before they could go to Druid heaven. He also could be coaxed into giving a lighter sentence by gifts and prayers.

    In AD 800's the Pope in an effort to "Christianize" the pagan holiday started a mass to be said for all the martyred saints. This was called "All Souls Day" and was held on the first of November. The night before was called All hallow's Eve, then All hallow E'en, and finally Halloween. Even now the pagan practices didn't stop they simply took on a new form. The bones of the saints were holy and if you paid great amounts of money you could touch them and maybe be healed. Then they started selling other fake relics, and eventually Indulgences. If You bought an Indulgence you could go out and sin, because it was paid for in advance so if you died you would still go to heaven. All these things would take place on Halloween. This twisted mixture of Christianity and Paganism so outraged one godly man, that he vowed he would change it or die trying. On the Halloween of 1517 Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the door of the Wittenburg church to protest these and other things. This marked the date of the Protestant Reformation.

    Witchcraft is not dead. In England, at the ancient ruins of Stonehenge, Druid priests perform ancient rites, as their ancestors did. The sacrificing of animals and, occasionally, people was still not uncommon. Even in our time, animals are sacrificed on Halloween in Europe and in the Philippines, as well as in the USA.

    In the USA Halloween did not become popular until the mid 1800's when large groups of the Irish and Scottish immigrated and introduced their specific customs of celebrating Halloween.

    Paul wrote his epistle to the Galatians, who were Celts that settled in a small region of what is now modern day Turkey. He was so shocked that the Celtic Christians were going back and observing their old pagan holidays that he says:

    Galatians 4:8-11 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather come to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain. (NASB)

    If Paul was so shocked at the celebration of Halloween that he didn't know if they were truly Christian, should we be practicing it?

    So, it would seem that Halloween began as a yearly memorial day during September near the popular Jewish holidays but was pushed forward a few weeks. Halloween hasn't always been every October 31st.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, I live on the wrong continent. Unfortunately it appears to be mostly a north American tradition.

    My daughter and I spent the Halloween of 1997 in Toronto, Canada.

    Though she didn't go trick or treating (not knowing any other children in the area) she just loved handing out the candy to the callers. We went through enough to stock a small shop.

    We carved a pumpkin as well.

    Lots of fun.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Oh jeepers, we already have a reputation as being the coolest Halloween house in the neighbourhood. This year I'm doing a mock crime scene, etc. Halloween is like better than Christmas here!!!

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  • mom
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I used to love to take my son out trick or treating but he is too old for that now.

    I am on to the next phase, I sit on the porch and pass out candy to the trick or treaters.

    I love Halloween, and the little kids are the cutest.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I love Holloween. Our family always has a great time decorating the house and trick or treating. The kids enjoy dressing up for the one night and get to use their imaginations. It's one of the best memories of being a child.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love celebrating Halloween. I have since I was little. My whole family loves it except my sis, she cries every year because she is sometimes just acry baby.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I buy some goodies for the neighbor kids, make myself some cookies, pop some corn, and the cats and I watch horror movies! And turn on the heater 'cause its usually cold by then.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Halloween is one of my favorites, you get to dress silly or scary and meet any neighbors you haven't gotten a chance to meet

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nope i celebrate halloween like halloween and christmas like christmas

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hy hons gay boyfriends daviie and steviie hons yes we celebrate haloweeen hons!! on haloween, night, we pick a nice quiet, nebighorhod my boyfriend and i hons, and sneak in some bushes, and check it out for a few minutes hons!! then we strip right downe too nothing and, go totally nude hons!! strip right downe nakkedd and laugh so hard runniing, threw nebighorhodd, hons!! love it!!

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  • G
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Cool

    We don't coz we live halfway across the world from the states

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