Kathy Petersen’s Blog

I hate Halloween

Posted in Uncategorized by Kathy on October 23, 2008

The candy is fun, but I don’t need it, and I’d rather buy it the day after Halloween and spend a lot less.

But the main reason I don’t like Halloween is all the death and “spooky” things about it. Putting aside the demonic origins of the “holy-day” — getting past the fact that the reason Halloween decorations are primarily ghosts, skeletons and witches is because in ancient England October 31 was the day that the dead came back to haunt the living — the fact that all the Halloween decorations are so dark, dealing with death and demons, makes me wish for November like nothing else.

Add to that, that I have a black cat (until this year, we had two black cats, but Jack died in late January), and I worry that somebody will take him around Halloween, and November can’t get here fast enough.

 

 

I do have a funny story, though. My sister-in-law was shopping one day with her children (several years ago), and some nice old lady came up and asked the girls what they were going to dress up as for Halloween, and one of the little girls said very seriously, “We don’t celebrate Halloween. It’s evil.” The lady blinked a couple of times and said, “Okay!” and my sister-in-law got to teach her children that it is not always necessary to say the whole truth — sometimes it’s more polite to give only half an answer.

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  1. nathanbriscoe said, on October 31, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Amen–I feel much the same!

    Here is why this Christian doesn’t celebrate Halloween.


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