All Hallows E’en is also called Halloween
All Hallows E’en is the eve of All Saints Day, 1st November. For some, there are stronger links with an old Celtic festival, Samhain.
Why keep All Hallows E-en?
Perhaps you just need an excuse for a party or you like dressing up, and pumpkin-growers probably look forward to it. Although few people today see it as anything religious, and few connect it with anything supernatural.
Is Halloween in any of my books?
No! But there’s some discussion of ghosts and the supernatural generally in Old Money, the second in my series, Accounting for Murder, where some characters fear strange goings-on may have unearthly causes.
Why avoid All Hallows E’en?
I have written about this in a previous post, but here are a few points.
- If you don’t believe in God or Satan, you can’t be sure neither exists.
- People have suffered mentally when they got involved in the occult, especially contacting the dead.
- It doesn’t matter whether the damage is caused by supernatural or psychological forces.
- Fortune-telling leads to the belief neither you nor God has any control over the future: it must all be in the stars or whatever.
What if you can’t avoid it?
Your family or friends might make it hard for you to get out of a Halloween party. Try dressing up but don’t try to contact the dead or go in for any kind of fortune-telling. Stay safe!