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When you think of Hallowe’en, probably, like most people, the images that spring to mind are those of witches and ghosts and so on, which belong to the dark world of the occult and magic – images of darkness and death. As Christian parents these do not fit into our beliefs but can often become a contentious issue with our children when they see their friends having fun – we can be seen as kill joys!
- Due to the current lockdown restrictions, more usual activities will be confined to our homes and be for household members only – this provides an ideal opportunity for us a s Christian parents to reclaim Hallowe’en for God, so that it is transformed from a night of darkness into a great Christian festival once again.
- If your children want to have a Halloween party why not throw your own “Night of Light” party, where children (and adults?) can dress up as one of the Saints; costumes can reflect the way the Saint lived and or died.
The Night of Light is all about celebrating Hallowe’en as All Hallows’ Eve, the vigil (beginning) of the feast of All Saints – the feast in which we celebrate the glory of God in His saints; The victory of light over darkness in the lives of God’s holy ones in heaven.
- The attached leaflet contains ideas and suggestions intended to help you in holding your own event; activities, themed around the saints, offer plenty of fun and celebration!
In this way, hopefully then, in years to come, when people are asked what immediately springs to mind when they think of Halloween, they will think of Jesus Christ and the glory of God in His saints.