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It celebrates witchcraft. [/end]
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It celebrates witchcraft. [/end]
And we care...? Its your choce to give up free candy mate.
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o0 actually it doesn't celebrate witchcraft at all... it was originally a celebration of the change of seasons and to remember the dead.


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Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.


At any rate, it's just like how Christianity took practices of the Celts and put them in their own religion to gain more followers, like Easter. It was originally a celebration of fertility (hence the eggs and rabbits). I'm sorry you think that that day celebrates witchcraft but you happen to be mistaken. You should look into doing some research before making such bold accusations.
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Then your religion blows and you should get a new one.

๑lol religion๑
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Just say you're celebrating All Saints Day Eve.
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That is not true. And whether it does or not, fun can still be had. I was born on Halloween night... Does that make me a witch and evil?
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That is not true. And whether it does or not, fun can still be had. I was born on Halloween night... Does that make me a witch and evil?


I'm gonna say NO you're not evil...
but unless you're not a Wiccen either I don't know weather you choose to go by that either wink
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Wow, then your religion is obviously evil.
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That is not true. And whether it does or not, fun can still be had. I was born on Halloween night... Does that make me a witch and evil?

YES!!! rofl
This is problem why? xp
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It celebrates witchcraft. [/end]
And we care...? Its your choce to give up free candy mate.

OMG your sig is SO CUTE!
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Wait, I know im mean and a little b**chy, but when did I become evil? lol. And no I am not Wiccan. But I have relatives that are.
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Wait, I know im mean and a little b**chy, but when did I become evil? lol. And no I am not Wiccan. But I have relatives that are.

They're saying saying something to say it.
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Depending on what religion you're coming from, it's probably not against your religion. Halloween dosen't celebrate witchcraft, it's a time for people to dress up and get free candy, and was originally a celebration of the dead like the holiday in Mexico. If you're talking about Christianity, in whatever denomination, yes it's true that you're not supposed to practice witchcraft, but are you saying every child out on the street is practicing witchcraft and should be damned to hell? I'm not fond of ignorant people, it's a fair thought, just think it through before you post it on the internet and make a fool of yourself.
It's against my religion to celebrate Easter.

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