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Do we need to celebrate Halloween?
Last Updated: 25th April, 2020
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Considering this, why do we need to celebrate Halloween?
On the night of October 31 theycelebratedSamhain, when it was believed that the ghosts ofthe dead returnedto earth. In addition to causing trouble anddamaging crops, Celtsthought that the presence of the otherworldlyspirits made iteasier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to makepredictions aboutthe future.
Furthermore, what religions don't celebrate Halloween? Jehovah's Witnesses: They don't celebrateanyholidays or even birthdays. Some Christians: Some believetheholiday is associated with Satanism or Paganism, so areagainstcelebrating it. Orthodox Jews: They don'tcelebrateHalloween due to its origins as a Christian holiday.Other Jewsmay or may not celebrate.
Besides, what is the real meaning of Halloween?
Halloween is the evening before the Christianholydays of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' orHallowmas) on1 November and All Souls' Day on 2 November, thusgiving the holidayon 31 October the full name of All Hallows' Eve(meaning theevening before All Hallows' Day).
Do Catholics celebrate Halloween?
Despite concerns among some Catholics andotherChristians in recent years about the "pagan origins"ofHalloween, there really are none. The pagan festivalhadstopped being celebrated when the Celtic peoplesconvertedto Christianity hundreds of years before the Feast of AllSaintswas instituted.