Halloween is a much known festival in most of the world today. But where did it originally come from?
On the night of October 31st, people dress up as ghosts, mummies, witches or demons.
This tradition comes from an ancient Celtic pagan’s festival known as Samhein. People thought that the ghosts of the dead come back to visit the living and haunt them on this day. They believed the ghosts could kill them, make them sick or bring bad fortune to their families. To calm Samhein, the god of death, witches and fortune-tellers went from house to house and demanded an offering, sometimes even a human sacrifice for Samhein.
They carried animal masks and lanterns with candles made from the human fat of prior sacrifices. The beet represented the ghosts that cursed the living. If people didn’t give a sacrifice, they cursed the house and marked it with the blood of an animal.
From this belief originated the slogan `trick or treat´. This means, that either you give something to please the person, or they play a trick on you.
When this tradition came to America the beet was replaced by the pumpkin.
October 31st also is the New Years Day of the witch calendar and one of the most important witch Sabbaths. During this night, still today, human sacrifices are made in the US and Australia.
Halloween is more than a spooky fun festival. It is still today a demonic ritual.
As Christians we are challenged to BE the change… this October I challenge you…to at least inform 10 people about the truth of Halloween and to NOT celebrate this demonic ritual!
May God bless you abundantly!