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This is a databank that details facts, origins, religious beliefs and notes regarding the international holiday of Halloween.


Facts

  • Halloween is actually spelt Hallowe’en. It translates from old Pagan-Gaelic as All Hallows’ Eve (the evening of All Saints).
  • Pagans are the early version of Christianity.
  • Wisp faces carved into Pumpkins are a way of warning off evil spirits.
  • Pumpkins are a native fruit to the old Pagan lands which is now divided between Portugal & Spain. Pumpkin is poisonous if ingested raw. Boil the fruit in a hot cooking pot to remove the poison from the fruit. Makes a lush sweet flavoured soup.

Origin

The word Halloween is actually spelt Hallowe’en. It translates from old Pagan-Gaelic as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ is when, during Pagan times, most of the world celebrated the Saints of Pagan beliefs.

Whereas in the Pagan holiday of All Saints, that lands on the date of the 31st October annually, Pagans who are part Gaelic and part proto-indo European settlers, burnt offerings to celebrate their dead loved ones and carved wisp faces into Pumpkins from their native lands that’s divided between Portugal & Spain.

Wisps are supposedly meant to warn off evil spirits.

Religious Beliefs

As a religion, Pagan and Paganism is symbolised as the early version of Christianity.

Notes

The word Halloween is actually spelt Hallowe’en. It translates from old Pagan-Gaelic as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ is when, during Pagan times, we and most of the world celebrated the Saints of Pagan beliefs.

In some countries, Halloween is celebrated over the course of two days. One of those days is the Day Of The Saints and the other is Dia De Los Muertos (translation: Day Of The Dead). They celebrate their lost loved ones by making altars and shrines out of plaster-of-paris moulds and burning offerings as a way of celebrating the things they gave us. Kind of like an early version of Thanksgiving.

Also, another Pagan holiday we celebrate is April Fools Day.

References

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