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Today, Halloween, the second
largest holiday in North America, is a mainstream family holiday
that is no more evil than a good campfire ghost story. Halloween
is exactly what one makes of it. In Club Haunt's case, we want
to create fun and education to parents and their children through
a positive, fun, and tongue-in-cheek 'spooky' holiday.
Like a good ghost story
that is meant to create a fun-spirited eerie/spooky feel around
the campfire, Halloween (an event that already had nationwide
recognition, acceptance, and appeal) and the Halloween theme
lends itself to family fun, storytelling, costumes, house decorating.
This is an ideal forum to teach nighttime safety, and is exciting
enough to capture children's attention. That is not easy feat
in an age of 200 TV channels, video games, and the Internet.
is a holiday observed on the evening of October 31 in most areas
of North America and in some areas of Western Europe. The holiday
is symbolically associated with the dead. Halloween falls on
the eve of All Saints' Day, also known as Allhallows or Hallowmas,
a holy day in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. Originally
a pagan festival of the dead, All Saints' Day was established
by the Catholic Church in the 9th century to honor Christian
saints. All Souls' Day, a holy day established by the Catholic
Church in the 10th century, is also closely linked to Halloween.
All Souls' Day, on November 2, is observed to help purify the
spirits of the dead.
Halloween is historically
related to similar folk holidays celebrated in other countries.
The Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that coincides with All
Souls' Day, blends Roman Catholic and Native American traditions
about the souls of the dead. On the Day of the Dead, Mexicans
decorate their homes with playful imagery of animated human
skeletons, leave offerings of food for wandering spirits, and
tend the graves of their deceased relatives.
So you see, Halloween is
closely linked to a Christian holiday that celebrates the positive
memories of saints and loved ones who have passed away. Halloween,
in my opinion, is not about Devil worship, killing and just
plain old blood 'n guts.
More than anything, Halloween
is an excuse to have fun, dress up, act silly, decorate your
house, and build neat things.
Have a wonderful Halloween
-The Club Haunt Team