The Peasants Clung to the Old Pagan Beliefs and Customs

Compton’s Encyclopedia (1978 Edition):

“Customs and superstitions gathered through the ages go into our celebration of Halloween, or ‘Holy Eve’, on October 31. The day is so named because it is the even of the festival of All Saints, but many of the beliefs and observances connected with it arose long before the Christian Era, in the autumn festivals of pagan peoples…. Even after November 1 became a Christian feast day, honoring all saints, the peasants clung to the old pagan beliefs and customs that had grown up about Halloween…. Our Halloween celebrations today keep many of these early customs unchanged.”

Source and read arguments why Christians should not celebrate Halloween: http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/holidays/halloween.php

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