Turn Halloween into Something Positive in Your Family and Neighborhood
Many Christians are under the mistaken belief that Halloween, or more specifically All Saint,Äôs Day, was established for the purpose of Christianizing a pagan holiday called Samhain.
But Halloween actually started as a Christian festival, not the other way around.
Many Christians dread the coming of Halloween, trying to shield their children from every part of it, and wishing it would go away. And that,Äôs a shame, because Halloween is distinctly Christian in origin, and there are many ways that Christians can re-claim Halloween as a Christian celebration.
I have advocated through the years that we recapture Halloween as a part of the Christian calendar, a sort of Christian Memorial Day, and honor Christians who have been a part of our heritage.