All Hallows Eve (Halloween)

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    October 31, 2016

    All Hallows Eve (Halloween)

    Last Year (2015) 31st October
    Present Year (2016) 31st October
    Next Year (2017) 31st October

    Do you all know about All Hollows Eve traditions?   This is the most popular eve of Christians which is sometimes referred to as ‘Halloween’.  Around the different parts of the world the feast of Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year.  People believe that this fest is a pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The day and the date of Halloween marked the beginning of the winter season.  Many Churches are of the belief that the holiday of Halloween glorifies evil and is anti-Christian in its ideology. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. On Halloween, with an idea to keep ghosts away from their houses, people place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.

    Earlier, it was celebrated with a motive to thanks god for the harvest and honor friends and family who died in the past year. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.  Not only this, it is a vigil for the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  The night of this fest is marked within the different churches worldwide with prayers, hymns, fasting, and the reading of various scriptures in preparation for the celebration of the faith of the saints and martyrs the following day.

    CELEBRATION:

    People celebrate this eve with full gaiety and zeal. In order to make the festival of Halloween an everlasting memory, customs and traditions associated with them were still practiced by the population.  All Hallows Eve observance includes wearing costumes that depict the story and the traditions associated with this fest. It includes various activities such as roaming from door to door demanding treats; People dressed up like dreadful creatures. Perform antics in exchange for food and drink are performed. To this day, witches, ghosts, and skeleton figures of the dead are among the favorite disguises. Over years the day of Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition.

    Well, All Hallows Eve is considered as a time of faith and hope. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration.

     

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