- 1 A Brief Introduction About Halloween Eve
- 1.1 Gaelic And Welsh Influence In The Halloween Festival
- 1.2 Christian Influence In The Halloween Festival
- 1.3 Major Activities On The Halloween Eve
- 1.4 Special Prayers For The Souls Of Loving Peoples
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A Brief Introduction About Halloween Eve
All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is the celebration which observed in many countries on the eve of the Western Christian Feast Day on October 31st.
It begins with the 3-day observance of all hallow tide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed from this world.
The history of Halloween day way back to about the year 1745 in the Christian origin.
The phrase “All Hallows'” is also found in the old English “All Hallows’ Eve” and it appeared after 1556.
The famous historian Nicholas Rogers, who researched the origins of Halloween, notes that while “some folklorists” have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona.
A kindred festival which was held at the same time by the Brittonic Celts, called Calan Gaeaf in Wales, the meaning of this word is “the first day of winter”.
Gaelic And Welsh Influence In The Halloween Festival
By the early 20th-century, the mask of Irish Halloween is displayed in the Country Life Museum.
It is widely said that the most Halloween customs commenced from the old Celtic harvest festivals, especially the Gaelic festival Samhain and the Brythonic renowned festival named “Calan Gaeaf”.
But today’s Halloween customs are considered as been affected by the folk customs and beliefs of the Celtic-speaking regions, some of which belong to pagan roots.
The special arrangement of bonfires was held and there is the observance of special customs. Their smoke, flames, and ashes were presumed to have cleansing and protective potential and were also used for augury.
It is also assumed that the caricaturist and guiders personify the ancient spirits of winter, who expect bounty in response for good fortune.
Christian Influence In The Halloween Festival
Halloween customs which are derived from Christian creed and practices.
Major Activities On The Halloween Eve
The major activities of Halloween start with the watching horror films, trick-or-treating, attending costume functions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, lighting bonfires, pumpkins carving into jack-o’-lanterns, apple bobbing, divination games, visiting haunted attractions.
In so many other parts of the globe, the Christian fulfillment of All Hallows’ Eve, includes ministering church services and lighting the candles on the dead cemeteries.
Historically, Some Christians forgo from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, it is a tradition which is reflected in eating vegetarian dishes on this day, which also includes pancakes, apples, and potatoes.
However, some thinks, that Halloween eve. Began completely as a Christian holiday, and they separate it from the ancient tradition like Samhain.
Most historian and scholars think that the “Aos Sí” as the degraded versions of old ancient gods whose potential still remained in the people’s thinking even they adopted the later religious thoughts.
Some also think that the souls of the dead also revisit to their houses in search of seeking hospitality.
Special Prayers For The Souls Of Loving Peoples
In the 19th. Century, in Ireland, “Prayers offered for the souls of the dead peoples and candles would be lit followed by drinking, eating and playing games.
Throughout the countries of Ireland and Britain, the festivities included games focused about foretell one’s future, especially about marriage and death.
In some other places, candles lit from the bonfire was carried sun-wise direction around the homes and fields for protection.
It is also assumed that the fires are a kind of sympathetic and imitative magic that resembled the Sun, which is considered the “powers of growth” and holding back the darkness and decay of winter.
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