Halloween II

(Collector's Edition) (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis

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The Day After Halloween

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SpongeBob SquarePants

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hALLOWEEN ?????

How did Halloween begin

16 Responses to hALLOWEEN ?????

  • G says:

    Back in the old days.

  • DBL L says:

    Google.com

  • bob l says:

    its hallow’s eve

  • bronzediva says:

    Its a pagan celebration.

  • ladynamedjane says:

    I have read it is a Pagan Holiday but it does not bother me as I think it is a fun time for children and I enjoy dressing up as a witch and giving them pencils and things, it is just fun not no religious holiday at our house just fun day

  • xxl0v3f00lxx says:

    About 2,000 years ago in the area of the world that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, lived a group of people called the Celts. The Celts’ lives revolved around growing their food, and considered the end of the year to be the end of the harvest season. So, they celebrated new year’s eve each year on October 31st with a festival called "Samhain," named after their Lord of the Dead (also known as the Lord of Darkness). Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-in’) was presided over by Celtic priests called Druids.

    Back then, winter was the time of year associated with human death. The Celts believed that on the night that marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead blurred allowing ghosts of the dead to return to earth. Celts thought that the presence of the ghosts made it easier for the Druids, their priests, to predict the future. These predictions were an important source of comfort and direction for the Celts during their long, dark, frightening winters.

    To celebrate Samhain, the Druids built huge sacred bonfires around which the Celts gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to their ancient gods. During the celebration, the Celts dressed up in costumes consisting of animal heads and skins and tried to tell each other’s fortunes.

    The Celts eventually were conquered by the Romans, and by about the year 43 AD two Roman festivals were combined with the Celtic Samhain festival. The first Roman festival 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 practiced today on Halloween.

    By 800 AD, the influence of Christianity spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1st as All Saints’ Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. The combined and updated 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.

  • Raphael A says:

    It began in Ireland certuries ago.

  • zil2mz says:

    in traynsylvania

  • C J says:

    halloween has its origins in pre christian europe. It was celebrated by the pagans, and still is. It’s considered the new year and the time when the veil between the worlds of the living and dead is thinnest. of course alot of what we celebrate now is based more on christian precepts. look up samhain

  • ilovemashedpotatogirl says:

    its a candy factory built holiday. just kidding.

    november first is all saints day, or a day comemorating the dead. people usually visit cemetaries and stuff. basically, they wanted to pray and make sure that the souls of their loved ones were safe and at peace. well, october thirty-first, the day, or night before, became a night that it was fabled was the last night for bad souls to reek havok. so they would pull all the stops and go crazy. so it became nown as all hallows eve. plus, i think it originated in the town of sleepy hollow. yeah, that was a real place…. eventually, people began mocking the belief that souls really came out that night, by dressing up and scaring people.

    and thats how halloween became.

  • ladytee says:

    has to do with the dead walking the earth . i’ll get back with you on this one.

  • Nora Explora says:

    Go to http://www.neopagan.net/Halloween-Origins.html
    It’s got all that info.

  • not2nite says:

    The person above (who wrote that long answer) forgot to mention that they would dress up as ghosts and goblins so the "real" ghosts wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. They would also leave food out on the porch, thinking the spirits wouldn’t enter the home if they were busy eating.

  • tumbleweed says:

    It is really interesting. An hour program was on television about it a year or two ago. It is actually a religious time. Halloween is All Saints Eve, & 1 November is All Saints day. There has been much changes about this time over the centuries. You may find that program on television again this year, but I haven’t seen it listed. Trick or Treating came about because pranks used to be done, & they were getting mean, I think, so people came up with this idea.

  • robert m says:

    When Marge Williams looked in the mirror and cracked it.

  • Big B says:

    Halloween is an evil holiday in which people try to cover up by handing out candy to little kids, but many teenagers go around destroying things, and many cults and witchcraft celebrate this day, so this day should not be supported in any way whatsoever, Halloween should be removed from people’s calendars and condemned! Cohorts of Satan do not need to be assisted by recognizing their holiday! It is EVIL!

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