"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." Hebrews 12:1-2
"It is true that the ancient Celts of Ireland and Britain celebrated a minor festival on October 31 - as they did on the last day of most other months of the year. However, Halloween falls on the last day of October because the Feast of All Saints or "All Hallows" falls on November 1. The feast in honor of all the saints in heaven used to be celebrated on May 13, but Pope Gregory III moved it to November 1, the dedication day of All Saints Chapel in St Peter's at Rome. Later, in the 840s, Pope Gregory IV commanded that All Saints be observed everywhere. And so the holy day spread to Ireland. The day before was the feast's evening vigil, "All Hallows Even" or "Hallowe'en." (True Origins of Halloween, The Crossroads Initiative)
This post is a collection of blogs I have written on All Hallows Even and other writings and videos I have found on the internet on the origins of All Hallows Even.
All Hallows Even - Halloween 2009
All Hallows Even - Halloween 2010
All Hallows Even - Halloween 2011
Do Ghosts Really Exist
A Holiday from Hell?