Long ago, the Catholics devised a calendar to pay homage to their saints. Most may have heard of St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) and St. Valentines Day (February 14th) but in fact each saint was given a day. For instance, St. Nicolas's Day is December 6th, not the 25th. Along with giving each saint a day, they created one to celebrate all the saints. To many it would be called All Saint's Day (November 1st) but in other cultures it would be called All Hallows Day. Just as we celebrate a day prior to another such as New Years Eve, or Christmas Eve, they also celebrated All Saint's Eve or All Hallows Eve that later became know as Halloween.
Funny thing is, Christmas is actually more pagan. If you have read your bible (Luke 2, 8-12), There were shepherds watching their sheep at the night of Jesus's birth. Seeing that they would not do that in such cold weather, it could not have happened in December at all. So why did they start celebrating it at that on December 25th? Because that coincided with the winter solstice (December 21 or 22) that many pagans celebrated. The Christians wanted to convert them so they coincided their big celebration with that of the pagans to make transition easier. They have even adopted many of the pagan traditions as part of the Christmas celebration like burning the Yule log that came from German pagans.
People need to understand that almost EVERYONE who celebrates Halloween doesn't know it's underlying meaning of spirits, and I can assume no one cares, as I, a Christian, raised by Christian parents have celebrated Halloween my entire life. Also, it's amazing how anti-pagan modern Christian are, EVEN THOUGH CHRISTMAS IS BASED OFF PAGANISTIC RITUALS AND CELEBRATION. Yeah, think long and hard on that hypocrisy
ACTUALLY- The Bible does not mention Halloween.
BUT- both the ancient origins of Halloween and its modern customs show it to be a celebration based on false beliefs about the dead and invisible spirits, or demons.
FOR EXAMPLE:According to the book Halloween—An American Holiday, An American History, some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone. Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them. In medieval Europe, the Catholic clergy adopted local pagan customs and had their adherents go from house to house wearing costumes and requesting small gifts. The Bible, on the other hand, does not permit merging false religious practices with the worship of God.—2 Corinthians 6:17.
ALSO -THE BIBLE WARNS US: “There must never be anyone among you who . . . Consults ghosts or spirits, or calls up the dead.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12, The Jerusalem Bible) While some view Halloween as harmless fun, the Bible indicates that the practices associated with it are not. At 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, the Bible says: “I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too.”—New International Version.
That being said, it also doesn't disapprove of the celebration of Halloween. There is, quite simply, no reference of Halloween in the bible, the reason being that All Hallow's Eve (a.K.A. All Saint's Eve) wasn't actually a thing until the seventh century AD.
I'd also like to point out that the others who have preceded me in posting on this poll are incorrect in stating that Halloween was a pagan holiday in origin. The truth of the matter is that it was originally a Christian celebration held on the 13th of May. The reason why the holiday is so commonly associated with pagan traditions is that its date was later moved to November 1st by the Catholic church in an attempt to counteract the pagan celebrations going on at that time of the year. So yes, Halloween does draw influence from a variety of pagan traditions but it is not itself a pagan holiday.
Well it is. It comes from samhein or something. So, yea its definitely not Christian and the Bible says we are not allowed to practice other religions. That counts. Plus it has ties to the Devil which makes it worse. I definitely think Christians should not celebrate halloween. So, yea
First of all, understand that Halloween is mostly a western custom and it has no direct reference in the Bible. However, there are Biblical principles that directly relate to the celebration of Halloween. Perhaps the best way to understand how Halloween relates to the Bible is to look at the meaning of Halloween and its history.
As you think about Halloween—its origins and what it stands for—would it be best to spend time dwelling upon its themes or to shed light upon what lies below the surface of this holiday's celebration. God is calling humanity to follow Him and to "come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
As a born again Christian, There are only two sort of ritualistic things Christ commanded us to do.
The first is to be baptised, fully submerged in water, at the age of reason, fully understanding the reason for the baptism.
The second is what some people call 'the lords table', or 'the lords supper.'
As soon as you start falling into holidays and traditions, we're barking up the tree of the Pharisees and the Saducees and the Scribes. They were caught up in traditions that had little to do with the law of God.
Look how far Christmas is from the teaching of Christ. People being brainwashed into spending themselves into debt, buying things for people they already know and who are likely not in great need. All the while putting billions in the pockets of businesses, big and small.
Christ would rather have people spend this time feeding the poor and homeless, rather than celebrate his birth. And he did kick the money changers and those that sold doves out of his Father's temple. So, he's probably not going to be into the whole high finance, stock market, big business, greed driven scene that powers Christmas.
So, you can forget about Halloween. Why would the bible sanction the celebration of something that ultimately traces back to Satan and his demons?