Happy Halloween

in halloween •  9 months ago  (edited)

Halloween is a funny old festival. Originally from Ireland/Scotland/England, it was not a Christian festival yet as a Christian, every year we dress up, go trick or treating and just have a bit of fun.

It's not about religion or evil spirits, it's about a bit of fun. And until this year, I had never met anyone that seen a religious side. Or at least no one I know has ever said anything that would indicate they have a religious connection when it comes to Halloween.

But this year, I was sent a video from a new friend. Explaining the reason they do not celebrate Halloween and its was all about how Halloween promotes evil and so is wrong. its against her religion for that reason.

Each for their own and far be it for me to cast judgment.
There are many in the world that have these beliefs but I see it promoting fun and giving. So many kids. So much junk food. and well you can look at anything as being evil if you really want. And in Ireland, it's a tradition. Nothing more, nothing less. Something my parents did and their parents before.

In Ireland, it's also an excuse to set of the most amount of illegal fireworks that you can get your hand on. It might sound like a war zone for about 3 hours, but it so cool. And living in a housing estate the bangs echo off the buildings making it that little bit more dramatic. The fireworks laws seem to relax when everyone is doing it. I wonder are we the only country where we go nuts on fireworks on Halloween? I wonder if we legalized it would it still be the same. I doubt it for some reason.

Anyway everyone, if you celebrate Halloween or not. Have a good one. He is a couple of snaps from the day.

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I am sooo confused. Halloween is evil? Is she Christian? Cause while it did begin in your part of the world, Halloween was adopted by early Christians over 1000 years ago as the Eve of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. So it was very much part of a celebration of saints and the departed. Which sounds really the opposite to evil....

And heck... CANDY!! 🎃

people have different beliefs. She is not a Christian, which would be a minority in Ireland. Although religion is only a product of where you are born really! And she was not born here.

Ok, that makes more sense.

Just means more candy for the rest. Enjoy your festivities.

High five - there will be none left by the time the kids get up in the morning, i think i ate enough for a while hehehehhehehehehehe

I think we should respect the family that doesn't celebrate Halloween event as long as they don't try to stop or forbidden other to celebrate it. 😊

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I would very much agree with this statement.

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Jack O Lantern was here...

Happy Halloween

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Here in Mexico fireworks are legal, and still they use it passionately, not just for Halloween / Days of the Dead, but for the festival of the Guadalupe, Christmas, birthdays, or just any time there seems to be a good occasion for it.

Our laws are not relaxed enough to use them on all celebrations

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I wonder are we the only country where we go nuts on fireworks on Halloween? I wonder if we legalized it would it still be the same.

No, it happens in India as well. There are restrictions, but not on a festival like Diwali, where we get tired of enjoying with crackers.

Thank you for ur comment, so the Irish are not the only ones. That's interesting. What is Dawali?

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Well, Diwali is the Festival of Lights and celebrated by lot of people with lights and crackers. I did quite a few posts on it.

I just visited your profile and found the posts, thank you! sounds rather like our halloween indeed

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They look so cute

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and they had loads of fun. Do you celebrate Halloween @joythewanderer?

Nuh i didn’t celebrate T_T didnt buy any outfit this year ...

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