Friday, October 22, 2010

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

This is the question one of the young people asked me. The celebration of Halloween has no such Christian spiritual features. True, this holiday falls on October 31st, which is the eve of All Saints Day, some Christian churches celebrated this time through worship. But the modern celebration of Halloween is not generally thought of as a Christian time of worship.

Some Halloween activities could be considered anti-Christian, and would, therefore, be avoided. For most children, however, there is no religious significance involved in either the day itself or in such elements as pumpkins or costumes. . But when children go trick-or-treating or visit "haunted houses", they are not thinking about participating in any religious festivities at all. They are just trying to "have fun" as they would at a movie or amusement park. So go ahead.let your children have fun...But it would be appropriate for Christians to consider carefully their activities on this holiday.