Christians can enjoy Halloween
I hope that you are enjoying the fall/autumn season and taking some time to admire the beauty of the changing colours.
Halloween is being celebrated by young and old this week in many countries around the world but in a BIG way in North America.
Personally, I love watching children dress up and their faces light up as they happily collect candies.
I don’t encourage the traditional glorification of doom and gloom.
Nor do I agree with any representation that is Horrific, Evil or Satanic in nature.
But I think that Halloween can still be enjoyed by Christian families.
We are blessed to attend a church that hosts a “Fall Festival” on Halloween night where the children dress up and play games and activities in the Church social hall and come home with a bounty of goodies! This is an idea that you can suggest and implement in your own parishes to “take back” Halloween!
Here are some of my favourite ideas to infuse Christian faith and activities during Halloween:
- Carving a pumpkin while reciting a prayer poem: https://ministry-to-children.com/pumpkin-prayer/
- Candied Apples to teach the Trinity: https://www.christianitycove.com/fall-bible-snack-trinity-candied-apples/4382/
- How a Christian is like a pumpkin: http://www.dltk-bible.com/how_a_christian_is_like_a_pumpki.htm
- Parable of the pumpkin: https://www.creativebiblestudy.com/christianobjectlesson-pumpkin.html
I was fortunate to stumble upon a Parents’ Guide to Halloween by the Axis organization which provides an excellent historical summary, context and things to consider when you are determining how to celebrate Halloween as a Christian family:
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