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Doing a quiz for All Hollow’s Eve was an interesting experience, mostly because it reminded me that we have strayed so far from the original meaning of the holiday.
There is some debate over whether it is a purely Christian holiday or a Pagan holiday. Christian scholars say that the holiday was established before All Saints day, on November 1st, in honor of, you guessed it, all the saints in the Catholic Church. But at exactly the same time, the Pagans from Western Europe were celebrating their year’s end festival, the final harvest celebration before the winter set in. Seems like a funny coincidence, especially since it was about that time that the countries there was facing conversion, and the best way to sell a religion to people is to show that “it’s practically the same thing”. Those Christians were clever marketers
It was also the last chance to dig graves before the ground got too hard, so the community was to determine how many were going to survive the winter. Because there is nothing worse than having grandma die and not being able to put her anywhere but the cellar so the critters don’t get her.
But now we don’t care. It is a holiday where women can dress as prostitutes, put on a pair fuzzy ears, and say “Hey, I’m a cat!” without getting any shit from the rest of society. I personally think that women should be able to dress like sluts all year long without any problems, and men should wear eyeliner and fishnet shirts without their sexual orientation being called into question. But if we lived in a perfect world like that, I would be smoking a big ass blunt in front of the state capital building and the only trouble I would get is if I was within 25 feet of any entrances.
I can dream.
Congratulations to You did WHAT in the Navy? for their awesome performance and coming in first.