Flashback Friday: Holyween
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
The day is here. You know the one: it’s the day that has caused friction in Christian circles for nigh unto forever. The day that stirs debate much like a wooo-hooo-ooo-witchy woman stirring up bats’ eyes in her black kettle. The day that makes conservatives weep and wonder why Charles Schulz created cartoons about both the birth of Jesus and the Great Pumpkin. That’s right…I’m talking about National Caramel Apple Day.
Editor’s note: might want to lighten up on those hyperlinks, buddy.
No really, I’m talking about Halloween. If you’re uninformed on the discussion, the roots of Halloween go back a couple of thousand years to a bunch of socially awkward people called the Celts. The Celts celebrated a holiday on October 31 called Samhain, which is when otherworldly spirits would roam the earth, sacrifice animals on a bonfire, and eat way too many miniature Snickers bars.