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    The Night HE Came Home.


    Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. From the Roman's Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days.

    Hundreds of years ago in what is now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshipped nature and had many Gods, with the sun God as their favorite. It was "he" who commanded their work and their rest times, and who made the earth beautiful and the crops grow.

    The Celts celebrated their New Year on November 1st. It was celebrated every year with a festival and marked the end of the "season of the sun" and the beginning of "the season of darkness and cold."

    On October 31st after the crops were all harvested and stored for the long winter the cooking fires in the homes would be extinguished. The Druids, the Celtic priests, would meet in the hilltop in the dark oak forest (Oak trees were considered sacred). The Druids would light new fires and offer sacrifices of crops and animals. As they danced around the fires, the season of the sun passed and the season of darkness would begin.


    When the morning arrived the Druids would give an ember from their fires to each family who would then take them home to start new cooking fires. These fires would keep the homes warm and free from evil spirits.

    The November 1st festival was called Samhain (pronounced "Sow-En"). The festival would last for 3 days. Many people would parade in costumes made from the skins and heads of their animals. This festival would become the first Halloween.
    During the first century the Romans invaded Britain. They brought with them many of their festivals and customs. One of these was the festival know as Pomona Day, named for their Goddess of fruits and gardens. It was also celebrated around the 1st of November. After hundreds of years of Roman rule the customs of the Celtic's Samhain festival and the Roman Pomona Day mixed becoming 1 major fall holiday.

    The next influence came with the spread of the new Christian religion throughout Europe and Britain. In the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church would make November 1st a Church holiday to honor all the Saints. This day was called All Saint's Day, or Hallowmas, or All Hallows. Years later the Church would make November 2nd a holy day. It was called All Souls Day and was to honor the dead. It was celebrated with big bonfires, parades, and people dressing up as saints, angels and devils.

    But the spread of Christianity did not make people forget their early customs. On the eve of All Hallows, Oct. 31, people continued to celebrate the festivals of Samhain and Pomona Day. Over the years the customs from all these holidays mixed. October 31st became known as All Hallow Even, eventually All Hallow's Eve, Hallowe'en, and then - Halloween.

    The Halloween we celebrate today includes all of these influences, Pomona Day's apples, nuts, and harvest, the Festival of Samhain's black cats, magic, evil spirits and death, and the ghosts, skeletons and skulls from All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day.

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    HALLOWEEN ---------
    Bonfires burning bright,
    Pumpkin faces in the night,
    I remember Halloween,
    Dead cats hanging from poles,
    Little dead are out in droves,
    I remember Halloween,
    Brown leafed vertigo,
    Where skeletal life is known,
    I remember Halloween,
    This day anything goes,
    Burning bodies hanging from poles,
    I remember Halloween, Halloween,
    Halloween, Halloween, Halloween,
    Candy apples and razor blades,
    Little dead are soon in graves,
    I remember Halloween,
    This day anything goes,
    Burning bodies hanging from poles,
    I remember Halloween, Halloween,
    Halloween, Halloween, Halloween,
    Halloween, Halloween, Halloween - The Misfits





    HALLOWEEN II ------------
    Formulae ueteres exorsismorum et excommunicationum,
    Strigas et fictos lupos credere,
    Daemon pellem lupinam In trunco quodam cauae,
    Arboris occultandum,
    Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween Metamorphoses lycanthropie Possunt inquam,
    Metamorphoses lycanthropie Possunt inquam,
    Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
    (The above is nonstandard Latin. Translation: "Ancient formulas of exorcisms and excommunications that witches and those made wolves believe I maim now the demon clothed in wolfskin Having to hide in the hollow of a tree I believe that they so can be changed.")



    Tomorrow, it is Halloween.

    Hehehehehhehehehehehehhehehe, Happy Halloween.



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    BOO !


    Scared ya didn't I HEHEHE!










    Happy Halloween Everybody!

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    Halloween is my most favorite day...

    Have celebrated for many years now....

    We have the house decorated with gravestones, ghosts, witches, skeletons, cobwebs, spiders.....skulls, and many pumpkins. A scary cd playing in the garage...

    We always set a place outside for the dead, with food, aglass of wine, a cig and doob in the astray, a glass of scotch or brandy....remembering our friends and reletives that have passed on.

    Happy New Year...to my pagan friends

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    So pretty much your house looks like my room does all year round? Heh, I have Pumpkin candles everywhere, skeletons, Resin Pumpkins, Ghost houses, lots of stuff. I leave it up all the time, everyday is Halloween.

    For the newbies who weren't here the last three years, Halloween threads are MINE.


    Oh by the way, It's October again, so, I have now been a member of AntiOnline for Three years. My anniversary is October. So, Here is to THREE YEARS OF BLOOD, GORE, AND HORROR TO THE CORE.


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    Hi gore,


    Three years in October? But I was under the impression you started the Net and allowed AO to exist....OPPS!...Sorry!...that was Al Gore

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    Congrats! On the three years!

    Should I start singing Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater






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    Three years bitches.

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    A Halloween Home with Games


    http://www.cavernsofblood.com/
    Halloween Caverns Of Blood presents Halloween and Horror games


    Bhahahaaaaaaaahaaaaaa!

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    I have even decorated my dog this year. I have dyed her (normally white) hair bright orange and bright green (with washable hair dye btw).
    And I am thinking about using them (the dyes) on myself and making my moustache 1/2 orange and 1/2 green. Even thinking about doing the same to my hair on opposite sides.

    Poor kids that come to my door for candy will be scared silly by the demented old man and the orange and green poodle dog.
    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
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    5 years ago on halloween, I met a wonderfull girl..
    Since then we allways partied hard at halloween..
    To show how hard..
    These were taken of me and my wife last night..

    http://jinx.etv.cx/simpsons.jpg
    http://karin.etv.cx/images/IMG_0182.JPG

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    Doh!


    HAhahahahahahahahhahahahahaha.

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