Halloween or Samhain (Sah-ween)?

Halloween or Samhain (Sah-ween)?

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Halloween has a long history dating back 1900 years ago with the purpose of uniting the souls of the dead with the living, to the Halloween we know today. The festival already came from a dark place, No matter how much time passes by, the root of celebration develops into something more mischievous.

Starting from the day itself, to sacrifice, and even myths of the Jack-o-lanterns serving as purpose to carry a light for the lost souls. 

The origin of Halloween comes from a Celtic harvest festival. Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween) meaning the end of summer. They were also worshipers of earth Gods and woodland spirits. They celebrated November the 1st as the day when the lost souls “mingled” with the living. Meaning that the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. The sacrificing animals, fruits, and vegetables and also lit bonfires to honor the dead.

Samhain then became Halloween

When Christian missionaries arrived in the area and the Samhain used that celebration with a twist to keep their paganism practice and Christianity together.

According to these ancient Christian missionaries, human sacrifices were part of their worship.

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2.8)

Should a child of light celebrate a dark holiday?

According to wwwalmightwind.com, Halloween is one of two most important “unholy days” in Satanism. “Throughout the rest of the year, we teach our children not to take anything from a stranger. But on Halloween, we break our own rules!!! (Source)

But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.– Corinthians 10:28

If you want to learn more about what pleases God during this day, visit: Halloween: is it just trick or treating?

 

 

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