Celebrating Halloween

Halloween: Is it about ancient pagan ceremonies? Ghosts, witches, and demons? Or kids dressed up and begging for candy? A look at Halloween, All Saints' Day, and the Day of the Dead.

Day One: Celebrating Halloween
Whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween can be a very controversial topic. Some Christians celebrate Halloween simply by dressing up in a costume and having fun, seeing it as innocent and harmless...
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Day Two: Halloween Origins
Halloween is celebrated in many different ways by all sorts of people around the world. Traditionally, it was known as All Hallows' Eve, when the dead were remembered...
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Day Three: Reformation Day
Reformation Day is a Protestant religious holiday celebrated on October 31. It recognizes the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517...
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Day Four: The Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday occurs in connection with the Catholic holidays that fall on November 1 and 2...
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Day Five: All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day to commemorate the lives of all saints and, based on the belief of the communion of the living and the dead, to ask for their intercession before God...
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Day Six: All Souls' Day
All Souls' Day is a church holiday designed to commemorate loved ones who have died. The different branches of the church have different histories with All Souls' Day...
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Published 10-25-15