Christians usually have an uncomfortable feeling about Halloween.
The reason for that, is because for the most part, it has quite a few seemingly hideous connotations attached to it.eg. bloody knives,
bloody fangs, creepy bugs etc.
In actuality, however, Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.
It would do one good, to review the history and the orgin behind this Holiday, there are some many articles and resources online.
Halloween does not have to be a negative, for christians, and viewed in a legalistic light. It can be a positive.
Christians can use Halloween as an Opportunity to share the Good News of God’s love.
get creative and make your own little love note tracts, with the kids, mummies can represent lazarus coming from death into new life!
One of the resources I appreciate for colorful Quality Tracts is “The Basic Gospel Ministry” located in Texas.
In addition if you’re in business trick or treaters will be accompanied by their parents, what golden opportunity to hand out your business card
in decorative bag of goodies just for the parents!
At any rate no matter which Holiday it is, we have the control to adjust it to fit our family convictions & beliefs thus making the outcome very positive and lots of fun!
As christians we can become creative with the Holiday, just as we do with any other Holiday!