Now that the candy has been collected and the costumes put away for another year, it's important to remember how Halloween evolved to the way that it is celebrated today.
November 1st is All Saint's Day...
November 2nd is All Souls Day ...
With the spread of Christianity and the establishment of All Saints Day, some of these pagan customs remained in the English speaking world for All Hallows Eve (or Halloween, All Saints Eve), perhaps at first more out of superstition and later, more out of fun. Nevertheless, All Saints Day clearly arose from genuine a Christian devotion. (more info written by Fr. William Saunders)
n Western Christianity, this day (All Souls) is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it. The Eastern Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year. (more info on Wikipedia)
As I have mentioned before on this blog I may not be religious, but I do believe in God and am spiritual. I am very thankful for the Angels and Spirit Guides that protect me and help me along my earthly journey to realize my life's purpose. For them I will be saying an extra little prayer today and tomorrow, to say thank you.
Do you celebrate All Saints & All Souls Day? Did you know Halloween as we know it evolved from these days?