The True Meaning of Halloween

As a kid, I thought that Halloween was a day set aside for us to have fun. A time that we can dress up as something or someone else, eat candy, and go to parties. Now that I’m older and know the origin of the day, it’s not something in which my family and I will participate in.

Do you ever wonder why you say “trick or treat!” when you visit a home on Halloween night? It relates to the rituals of the Druid Priests. They are evil people possessed by demons, and their sacrifical night is October 31, which is known as “All Hallows’ Eve”.  November 1 marks the Celtic new year or All Saints Day. The Druids believe that those sinful souls that had died that current year would be released from torment once Samhaim accepted their sacrifices.

Sure, kids have a blast now going door-to-door receiving “treats”. However, in Stonehenge, the Druids and their followers went from castle to castle demanding a treat, which would be either a princess or young woman.  She was brutally assaulted and sacrificed to Satan during a ceremony. The Druid music could always be heard in the background. This music can also be heard in some rock music today. The Druids would leave a lighted jack o’lantern in front of the castles that had given them a “treat” that pleased them. This protected those inside from being killed by demons that night. Have you ever wondered why you see carved pumpkins outside of people’s homes as you drive or walk by?

The “trick” was when you didn’t have a “sacrifice”. They would draw a hexagram (a six-pointed star) on the front door, allowing Satan or his demons to come in and kill those in the that home. Today, the “trick” would be a razor blade, drugs (i.e. marijuana), or some harmful object or poison placed inside the candy or “treat”.  Any child could potentially die.  Knowing this information, why would you want to celebrate Halloween, a celebration of evil?  Sure, there are so-called “alternatives” to Halloween, but why even do that?  What message are you sending?  I just wouldn’t celebrate it at all. Television and music influence our children in very subtle ways.  If you pay attention, you’ll notice a lot of symbolism in movies and music videos.  It is important to guard our children against things that could potentially harm them.  Always do your research.  It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube.

Fortunately, my son’s school is closed on Halloween.  Yesterday, I told his teacher that we do not celebrate Halloween nor did we send a costume to school with him. Fortunately, my son does not eat candy, anyway.   In class  today, they talked about pumpkins as fruit, which is fine. Their class went on a field trip to Clark’s Elioak Farm yesterday, and each child picked out their own pumpkin. My son is still too young to understand certain holidays, but when he gets older, we will explain the meaning behind each one.

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