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Halloween the holiday which first originated in the cold island of Ireland in the 1st centaury, were Irish men and woman the people as a whole celebrated Samhain. Samhain was an important festival in Ireland, it marked the end of the bright half of the year and the start of the dark half. It was also a time to honor the dead and gods using pagan rituals. A demonic festival honoring the dead and gods which were in fact demons. The custom of ‘trick or treat’ was founded in Ireland when children and the poor went from door to door at Halloween. They sang songs or offered prayers for the soul of the dead in return for food, usually a soul cake which was a flattened bread that contained fruit. This tradition was known as ‘Souling’. The origin of carving Jack-O-Lanterns is unclear but an old Irish folk tale tells of Stingy Jack a lazy Irish Blacksmith who tricks the Devil and traps him using a cross and refuses to free him until the Devil agrees not to take his soul when he dies.

Many years later Jack dies and because he was lazy and no good during his life he is refused entry to Heaven so he turns to the Devil who will not back down on his promise and refuses to take his soul distraught Jack cries out that he has no light to see his way through the darkness of eternity and laughing the Devil throws him a flame that has come directly from Hell and will never extinguish so Jack is forced to carve a lantern out of a turnip that he may find his way as he wanders the Earth for all Eternity, he became known as Jack of the Lantern or Jack-O-Lantern. This holiday highlights a demonic essence and demonic and very evil spirit of Satan and heed unto this warning and turn to Christ Jesus.

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