You may not be aware that Halloween is originally a Catholic feast that is rooted from the Christian tradition of observing an important event, or a holy day, on the eve or evening of the said event/holy day.
Take for example – Christmas. We traditionally celebrate Christmas on the eve of Christmas day. We call this Noche Buena (which means, literally, good night or good evening).
Another example is New Year. We hold our New Year’s day celebration on the evening of the New Year. We call this New Year’s Eve.
Additionally, our Catholic tradition of observing Holy Mass on Sunday can be done on Saturday evening, usually at 5:30 pm. We call this vigil Mass. And again attending vigil Mass on Saturday can take the place of (or is just like) Sunday Mass attendance.
Similarly, holding on to its tradition of celebrating important events on the evening of the event itself, the early Catholic Christians celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day on the eve of said two events.
We call this “Halloween,” which comes from the words “Hallow,” meaning holy, and “e’en,” meaning evening.
Thus, Halloween means “Holy Evening.”
We also call these three day events – Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day – as Hallows Tide.
All Saints Day: What Is It and Why Is It Important to the Catholic Church
My mother used to say that “All Saints Day” is dedicated to those who died as babies, and are therefore sinless. Having died without sins, they are saints, and hence we celebrate All Saints Day in their honor.
Tradition indicates, however, that All Saints Day is an old feast that arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom.
Since martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, are properly honored.
Thus, we celebrate All Saints Day in honor of all the saints in heaven who have not gotten a feast day to celebrate on earth in their remembrance.
There are many saints in heaven who does not have a feast day to be celebrated here on earth, and Catholics celebrate all of them on All Saints Day.
All Souls’ Day: What Is It and Why Is It Important to the Catholic Church
On All Souls Day, Christians celebrate those who have died but have not yet entered heaven.
They are those who are on their way to heaven but are still spending time in Purgatory for final purification. A task which they have not done while they were still on earth. They still need purification before they can gain entrance to heaven and come before the presence of our Almighty Father, thus they have to spend time in purgatory to accomplish this purification.
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Protestants Banned All Saints’ Day
In 1523, Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism, wrote in his essay on Public Worship that “all the festivals of the saints are to be discontinued.”
When Luther made his revision of the Latin Mass he further made this remark concerning saints: “We think that all the feasts of the saints should be abrogated.”
The Protestants, through the leadership and guidance of Luther, believe that commemorating the saints would overshadow the major holidays of the Church and the work of Christ.
Such views or beliefs are, however, distorted since the works of the saints are made possible through Christ only.
Jesus said: ” . . . apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
Thus, the works of the saints are made possible because of Christ, or because of the grace of Christ at work in them.
Discontinuing and abrogating the saints are, therefore, discontinuing and abrogating the continuing works of Christ on earth through the saints.
It limits the works of Christ to only his three years ministry on earth that culminated in his death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.
Jesus Christ works on earth did not stop after His death on the cross and after he went back to heaven. He continuous His work from his death, resurrection and ascension to heaven until today – through all the saints, past and present.
Christian Halloween Festival Snatched by the Demonic
The actions of the Protestants of eliminating All Saints Day, which is a sacred tradition, and essentially divine, in my opinion, have opened the door of the demonic.
The demonic have snatched Halloween, the vigil celebration of All Saints and Souls Day, since they, the Protestants, have removed All Saints Day from the Church calendar.
Now, Satanists and witches owned Halloween for themselves, claiming the festival as the day of Satan.
And as children dress up in various ghostly costumes during Halloween, they claim that the Halloween festival is a day of Satan worship by children.
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