##October 31, 2005: All Saints Eve##

Commonly known as Hallowe’en. Like Walpurgisnacht and Midsummer’s, Hallowe’en has Wiccan associations. The Calvinists failed to suppress its observance, but although we still observe it, it has become clearly non-Christian, or even anti-Christian. One Sunday School child, on learning that the first Baptismal promise is to renounce evil, said: “But what about Hallowe’en? I dressed up as a devil.” Instead, read your children the Lives of the Saints, and help them dress up as Saints. Anne plans to go as Saint Elizabeth with her apron full of roses, or perhaps as Saint Martha with Rachel as her pet dragon.

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