True meaning of Halloween?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nixola, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Nixola

    Nixola Boom Boom Pow!

    What is the point in Halloween? what does it symbolize?

    like christmas symoblizes the birth of christ, but what does halloween mean?

    does anyone know? something do to with celebrating the dead or something?

    or it is something to do with religion from days gone by and now its just been commercilized?

    (sorry for the bad spelling)
     

  2. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    I think it was the day of the dead in Mexico if I'm not mistaken.

    Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  3. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    It's not that. Halloween =All Hallows' Eve

    It's the eve of all saints day, the origin was a celtic festival
     
  4. Nixola

    Nixola Boom Boom Pow!


    are saints supposed to be good people, or people who did good? where do all the costumes and the scary stuff come from then if its about saints?:-/
     
  5. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    When I lived in Tucson I remember the festivals they had the day after Halloween. From what I understand the costumes are to ward off evil spirits on All Hallows Eve.

    I'm sure if you Google it you'll get more info.
     
  6. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    "All Saints' Day used to be known as All Hallows (Hallow being an old word meaning Saint or Holy Person)."

    "Halloween was perceived as the night during which the division between the world of the living and the otherworld was blurred so spirits of the dead and inhabitants from the underworld were able to walk free on the earth. It was believed necessary to dress as a spirit or otherworldly creature when venturing outdoors to blend in, and this is where dressing in such a manner for Halloween comes from."
     
  7. Nixola

    Nixola Boom Boom Pow!


    ah that makes more sense to me now, thanks for the info :D
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    hey thanks, that also clears things up for me, did see your post until i had posted the one above :D thanks :D
     
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  8. Pugz

    Pugz Ms. Malone V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've done a quick rundown of Halloween in my blog titled 'A History Lesson', it's probably a 30 second read if your still interested in the subject.
     
  9. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    What about "SamHain"....


    vegito knows where I got this ;)
     
  10. Pugz

    Pugz Ms. Malone V.I.P. Lifetime

    I could have told you all that.
     

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