Halloween II

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

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Halloween

(Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007) Malcolm McDowell

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DreamWorks Halloween

Double Pack (Scared Shrekless / Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space)

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History of Halloween

The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

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Return to Halloweentown

(Ultimate Secret Edition) (2006) Sara Paxton

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The Day After Halloween

(Katarina's Nightmare Theater) Sigrid Thornton

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Halloween (1999) Tom Kenny

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Halloween III

Season of the Witch (1982) Tom Atkins

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Playhouse Disney Halloween

(Just Say Boo/A Spookie Ookie Halloween) (1998) Cole Caplan

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Halloween

25 Years of Terror (2006) John Ottman

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The History of Halloween?

Does anyone know the true history of halloween and how it came to be what it is today, and does it have anything to do with it being the devils birthday?

4 Responses to The History of Halloween?

  • imacatholic2 says:

    The devil was never born and does not have a birthday.

    "Hallow" is Old English for "Holy" as in "hallowed be Thy name." Halloween is actually like Christmas Eve. The night before a Christian holy day. It is the "Eve of All Saint’s Day" or "All Hallows Eve" or "Halloween."

    Pope Boniface IV created the festival of All Saints on May 13 in 609 or 610 (we are not sure which). It was moved to November 1 about 735.

    But just like Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday), Halloween has taken on a life of its own.

    Christians including Catholics do not fear death, evil, or Satan. In Christ, we can laugh in the face of death.

    From an email I received: Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside, and scoops out all the yucky stuff–including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

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    Just because a Christian Holy Day lands on the same day of the year as a Pagan holiday does not mean that that Christian Holy Day is "based on Paganism" or is "worshiping Satan."

    With the thousands of Pagan religions all over the world which have been practiced for thousands of years, there is probably at least one (if not more than one) Pagan holiday for everyday of the year.

    Using that logic:
    + Christians could never celebrate anything on any day of the year.
    + Anyone celebrating a loved one’s birthday on April 20 is celebrating Hitler’s birthday because coincidentally, Hitler was born on the same day.

    With love in Christ.

  • bob says:

    Samhain Google it up careful the veil is very thin today …

  • yahoo user says:

    People come to your house you treat them nice or they through cockroaches in your windows.

  • Space Wasp says:

    A copy and past of the answer I just gave for this question ( http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjEPmHWPCOGoF7vyw94SjmAgBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20111031114451AAanoOA ) is below:

    Kelyn has given a reasonable explanation of where "Halloween" originated from, but hasn’t really mentioned exactly what was celebrated, or what is behind modern traditions.

    Samhain celebrated the end of the harvest, but also commemorated, and showed respect for, the dead. The nights would be drawing in at the time of year, so it was considered a time that the spirits of the dead were able to cross over into the living world. To honour the dead offerings from the harvest were left out – failing to do so could cause them to be displeased.
    Trick or treating has come from this tradition of leaving out offerings in honour of departed ancestors (treats), and to ward off the displeasure it was thought that they might show if they were forgotten (tricks). The festival has NOTHING to do with celebrating evil – it was all about HONOURING dead ancestors

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