Halloween vs Christianity

Vicky Pino By Vicky Pino, 31st Oct 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/184k8bhf/
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Real origin of Halloween and why Romans and the Catholic Church forbade part of these ancient celebrations.

Halloween vs Christianity

So you think Halloween is just a joyous festivity celebrating death and all scary situations? Think again and, still better, research, because it was not this joyous and allegedly scary celebration that you think it is today.
It all started in Celtic Britannia. The druids lit big fires, chanting to death and the evil spirits, sacrifying people. When the Romans arrived in the islands, they forbade part of these celebrations as not being Christian ones and it was also forbidden by the Catholic Church in Rome.
On these days, this Halloween festivity is being promoted everywhere, including in Catholic countries with an only intention and this is to attack on Christianity and their values.
One of these Christian values is to leave to rest to those who have passed away in their graves as they deserved it.

Halloween versus All Saints Day

While in these countries, people will go wild celebrating death with pumkins, candles, scary fancy dresses and masks for the sake of a wild and ludicrous time full of alcohol,, in Catholic countries, and therefore Christian ones, people will celebrate November 1st going to cemeteries to visit their loved ones so as to keep their memory alive. They will place flowers and will clean their graves. Some of them will pray or they will just stay by their graves in silence or thinking about them when they were alive. It's a day to recall all our loved ones that passed away.
Pattisseries will be filled with the traditional and seasonal sweets.
It's the season of chestnuts and sweet pottatoes and many people will buy a good bunch of them to roast them in the oven and to have them with friends and relatives in a really joyous and peaceful gathering.
The chestnut and sweet potato sellers that are part of the Autumnal and urban scenery will appear in many streets and squares to sell their roast produce to passers.
What a difference between one celebration and the other! One worships death and the evil spirits and the other means to recall our deceseaed loved ones and to have a peaceful day, remembering to all of those that left us forever, but they will not be forgotten if only for one day a year.
This promotion of a festivity in countries where there was never a tradition of it has only an intention and it is to obscure and to yield Christian values, because we, Christians, show a lot of more respect for death and dead ones, because they deserve it.

© Vicky Pino. October 31st., 2016.

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Cemeteries, Christians, Death, Druids, Fires, Loved Ones, People, Spirits

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