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“My Case for Halloween”

published 30/10/2011

ProA holiday to brighten up the darkening weeks and t...

ConsNon-spooky costumes, teenage trick or treaters and...

Unless you are a Christian fundamentalist or a neo-pagon, the celebration formally known by the ancient Celts as Samhain will have little spiritual meaning to you. Perhaps that's a rather sweeping statement, but I think for the most part if Christmas is losing the battle with commercialization...

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Not for me

“Halloween Schmalloween”

published 23/10/2006

ProIt's an excuse to celebrate

ConsThere are better excuses

It's that time of year, alas, and Ciao's 'Current Debate' topic focuses yet again on Halloween. I won't be entering, having already expressed my views on the subject in the little rhyme below. Although originating on this side of the Atlantic, the deeply unpleasant festival of Halloween had been...

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Excellent

“Halloween? - Hell Yeah!”

published 31/10/2006

ProYou get to dress up and meet the neighbours

ConsYou might not recognise the neighbours afterwards...

31st October 2006 So far this morning as we were innocently driving along in our van the gear stick came off in my partners hand!! We then had to perilously manouevre the van across busy traffic by trying to jam the base of the gear into first. The trains were late and now Im in work I've had an...

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Not for me

ProNone. (Unless you're a Satanist!)

ConsA Pagan/Satanist festival that should be shunned b...

~ ~ That time of the year is nearly upon us once again. The 31st October is celebrated the world over as Halloween, or to give it its proper title "All Hallow's Eve", which over the centuries was abbreviated to Hallow's Eve. (Or een) Most people in modern times simply see Halloween as a fun time...

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“Boooooooooooooooooo”

published 29/10/2006

ProIt's a bit of fun

ConsYou get screwed by the kids for lots of dosh

Like many of our traditions Halloween has become so Americanised and Commercialised, I think I much preferred things when they were simple and people made the effort themselves rather than go to a shop and buy a costume or accessories. As I say I'm not in favour of all the Americanisms that are...

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Super

Prothe kids love it and have a great time trick or tr...

Consgetting up and down to answer the front door!

The fun side of Halloween is well know. My daughter has attended the school Halloween disco every year, dressed up to the nines in one of my old black tunics tied up with silver ribbon, a purchased witches hat and broomstick, sprayed all over with glitter spray and smothered in layers of my best...

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Excellent

“Halloween is beautiful”

published 01/12/2006

ProHonouring nature

ConsPeople misconceiving what it is about

Do you celebrate Christmas? New year? Birthdays? For me Halloween is as important as all of these celebrations. And it's not just because I can dress up and go begging for sweets! Halloween (traditionally known as Samhain or Sahween) is a major festival of my faith, namely Wicca, but it spreads...

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Excellent

“All Hallows Eve”

published 17/08/2007

ProFun for community

ConsCould be scary with wrong beliefs

Halloween Halloween in my city is bigger than Christmas, bigger than festivals - its the one night of the year where people from all over Ireland come to the city of Derry to celebrate Halloween. Halloween is all about scariness and horror - it was known as the devils night in ancient times it’s...

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Super

“Let kids have some fun!”

published 29/10/2006

ProGood fun for kids

ConsThe brats who ruin it

In a word, yes, we should celebrate halloween. There's no harm in kids dressing up as ghosts, witches and devils and walking round the neighbourhood with their Mum's and Dad's collecting goodies from other like-minded people who just see it as a bit of harmless fun. When I used to go trick or...

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Satisfactory

ProKids seem to enjoy it

ConsKids being alone, dark outside, teenagers, and oth...

Im not one to shout at parents and kids for not going out and having fun, that would be...unhuman like? But what REALLY bothers me, is the majority of people are uneducated of such an event. Halloween is suspose to remember the dead, where the spirits walk free and what not. How did it turn into...

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Super

“Trick or Treat?”

published 24/10/2006

ProFUN, meeting friends, dressing up.

ConsSome teenagers who cause problems.

Trick or Treat? Is it right or wrong to allow your children to do this? Every year when this time approaches i hear people saying they are taking their little ones for trick or treat and then the others saying that if parents take their children out they are bad parents as its wrong to celebrate...

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Not for me

“I see it as scrounging”

published 06/11/2006

ProAnother excuse to go scrounging for money

ConsThey start about 3 weeks before

Since when did kids start to knock on doors and get things for Halloween? I am only 38 and I don't remember going to peoples houses asking for money when I was young, I have never done it and my kids have never and to be honest never asked to do it. It might sound like a Scrooge but I am not a...

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Excellent

“All hallows eve”

published 23/10/2006

Prosome kids enjoy it, a time to have a party and dre...

Consanother holiday for the kids, another way to spend...

Should we celebrate Halloween? It's up to you Halloween eventually came to England and has been around for many years. As a kid my sisters and i and some of our friends used to like going trick or treating and wearing monster masks with capes and our carrier bags to get our sweets in. There are...

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Super

ProHalloween is fun

Conslots of dressing up

If you're a pagan yes you should celebrate. As a time of year when the veils between this world and the next grow thin it is also a time to pay homage to and respect our departed loved ones. As for all the talk of it being "satanic" - well, satan is a christian concept so has no real value...

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Listed on Ciao since: 23/10/2006