Questions about Halloween
Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:04 PM
Hallow means saint.
Halloween means All Saints' day eve, ie 31st of October.
Soul means ghost (or similar).
All Souls' day is on 2nd of November, a day which all souls come out for activities.
Then why do people dress up and make up like ghost to celebrate Halloween?
Does that virtually insult the saints?
Why do they not do that on 2nd (or 1st) of November, which match with All Souls' day more?
Posted 30 October 2007 - 10:42 PM
So the 'celebration' is nothing relative to Halloween but actually a custom of the ancient Samhain festival, the 'celebration of All Saints' Day' is a misunderstanding.
Thank you Phoenix.
Let me wish all of you a happy Halloween.
Edited by MaLing, 30 October 2007 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:49 AM
Halloween was designed to get the pagans to turn to Christianity. They felt that ofering the ability to participate in some what the same rituals but changing the details as to why it was going on would make it easier for them to convert into the new religion.
Personally I wish you all a Happy Celtic New Year!!
P.S. My 7 year wedding anniversary will be tomorrow!!!
Edited by shawn_nee, 31 October 2007 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:33 AM
The 'castaņada' isn't done in whole Spain as i know, but at least, in Catalunya is a tradition
I dunno why, but Halloween is comming with more power year after year... it isn't our celebration... and in February we've the day that people is dressing of Phantom, Priest, FReddy, girl (if they're boys), or ie condom... whathever they like... it's the day to be free and to be another crazy person (with no tricks, and being good, of course)
Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:58 AM
In my opinion its just another BS event that NZ retailers are trying to take advantage of to extort more money out of people and with all the media coverage over here on childhood obesity, halloween is just what the children of NZ need..... yeah right.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:09 PM
It's a pagan celebration, the only day that the villages people could (half) freely express theirselves, and it should appear a very mad guy making a big critizism to all s/he thinks important... and saying many unsense things... it's the day to being 'politically incorrect'. Then, he 'die', and his body is fired (well you understand that its a doll) the lent starts... mm bad explained buy my Engl vocabulary is as poor as ever xD
So i searched a bit and i've found --> Carnival is the period of partying/festivities preceding the 40 days of fasting during Lent.
Edited by Iluro80, 03 November 2007 - 03:17 PM.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:16 PM
Well, you know what they say. You can't spell "Carn
Actually, I don't know anyone who says that, but it sounds good.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:58 AM
It's only one day in the year... understand us (but about that woman.. it should be the only crazy person that go nude in February... and when noone, a part a photograph, could see her jeje)
It's said there're a good 'comparsas' (groups of people competing) near Calella (who doesn't know it city? xD) and also Blanes... turistic places that become overcrowded in that dates Maybe you want to try it jejeje
Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:08 AM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:02 PM
So you must have been the first whom your daughter asked for candy.
But do not let her eat too many.
Edited by MaLing, 05 November 2007 - 09:03 PM.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:24 AM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:36 PM
Hey, they sayTRICK or treat...
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