Hallowe’en- Remembering the Dead and All Parted


Halloween or Hallowe’en is a celebration observed in many countries on 31st October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the departed. 

This festival is being celebrated for those who have died and have received heaven from The almighty.

It is the day that is celebrated just before saint’s day that’s why it is called Hallowe’en.

During Halloween, people carry out different types of outfits which will make you feel deadly.

Halloween’s origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was held on November 1 in contemporary calendars. It was believed that on that day, the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits.

Halloween may have developed partially from the pre-Christian holiday Samhain, which was celebrated in early medieval Ireland around November 1 as the beginning of a new year. However, it seems to have developed mostly from Christian feasts of the dead from later in the Middle Ages, including All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. By the 9th century, October 31 was being celebrated as All Hallows’ Eve, later contracted to Halloween, throughout Western Christendom.

It is considered that the duration of the Halloween the door to heaven opens for everyone.

-Priya Kashyap


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