Happy Halloween all you scary ghosts and goblins! October and Halloween are my favorite time of the year and I look forward to tonight when all the excited children and their careful parents show up at my front door. Yes, I’m a vegan and focus on healthy eating, but just for tonight, forget all that. Eat candy, candy, candy! :-)
There are people in the United States who are advocating doing away with Halloween and re-labeling it as a ‘Fall Festival’. NO! Halloween has a tradition that is centuries – possibly millennia – old. The pre-Christian Celts believed that on ‘All Hallows Eve’ (October 31) the veil between the material and spirit worlds were at their thinnest in the entire year. At nighttime, all inhabitants withdrew to the safety of their homes – whether a cottage or a castle – bolted the door, build a huge fire and prayed for safety throughout the dangerous night. Why should be turn our back on such a spooky tradition? Fortunately, most people don’t agree with the anal people who want to take the fun out of this spooky night. Here is a summary from a Rasmussen poll:
Many schools are replacing the word "Halloween" with “Fall Festival” because of negative connotations some see in the long-standing holiday name. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% of adults do not think it’s a good idea to change the name.
Nineteen percent (19%) say a name-change is a good idea, and 15% are not sure.
Regardless of name, children all across the country will get in the spirit of Halloween and dress up for school. A sizable majority of adults (72%) say public schools should allow children to wear costumes to class in celebration of the holiday. Only 18% feel children should leave their costumes at home.
Seventy-six percent (76%) of adults with children say school students should dress up for Halloween, and 69% of adults without children feel the same way.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of all adults feel that children should be allowed to bring candy to school for Halloween. Twenty-three percent (23%) disagree.
Do these children look like they want to skip Halloween or leave their costumes at home? Boo to all the spoilsports in this world!