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halloween history 2012-10-17 10:55:54 Reply

Halloween is a holiday in many English speaking countries that is celebrated on the night of October 31st. Children wear costumes and they go to peoples' homes saying "Trick or treat!" to ask for candy, sweets in the United Kingdom, or lollies in Australia, and then people give it to them. This practice originally involved a threat. A threat is when someone says that they will do something bad if they do not get what they want. In this case the threat could be explained as: "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you." Children today usually do not play tricks if they do not get treats. However, some children still get up to mischief (pranks or things to make fun of people; like putting toilet paper in trees; writing on windows with soap or throwing eggs at peoples' houses). People sometimes dress up as ghosts, witches, goblins and other scary things for Halloween.

The Pagan holiday Samhain, that the All Saints holy day replaced, was also known as the Day of the Dead. Many Wiccans and modern Pagans celebrate the Day of the Dead. This is a happy holiday (even though it celebrates 'Death'). It is the day that the souls of dead people come back to Earth. Therefore, in Pagan religions it is not about scary things. It is about remembering family or friends who have died.

Many Lutheran churches celebrate a holiday on October 31st called The Reformation. This holiday celebrates the day that Martin Luther put The Ninety-Five Theses on a church door.

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Response to halloween history 2012-10-17 11:14:24 Reply

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Response to halloween history 2012-10-17 13:55:36 Reply

Christmas is a holiday in many countries that is celebrated on the day of December 25th. Children receive gifts Christmas morning, and adults drink to inebriation at night, not sobering until January 2nd. The holiday was originally created by the Illuminati to celebrate the birth of a messianic figure later to be attributed to the Christian Christ, Jesus. As the Christmas season intensifies, and consumerism grows its dominance over the holiday, it is their plan to come into control of our minds. Once this is realized, they will cull 66.6% of the population, and enslave the remainder. The members of the organization will then partition sovereignty of the planet amongst themselves. Three hundred years and innumerable skirmishes later, extraterrestrial beings land on a desolate planet devoid of intelligent life. They begin the lengthy process of colonization only to realize that, while the planet is devoid of intelligent life, the previous inhabitants of the planet still live, and at night, every October 31st, they come out in mindless, hungry hordes. The day became known as the Weeping, for the tears of the people who've lost loved ones to the monsters they've come to know as the Huemains.