5 Reasons why we dont celebrate Halloween


I LOVE Fall! It’s always so exciting to me when the air changes slightly cooler. Cold crisp mornings with the smell of wood smoke in the air, and the mountains painting a beautiful portrait of yellows, greens, and reds right before my eyes! I have loved this season ever since I can remember. I even got married in October just so I could have a fall/Autumn wedding, and yes I use my wedding decorations yearly 🙂

One thing I truly dislike about this season though is Halloween. Yes, I dressed up and went trick-or-treating as I was growing up. No, I didn’t turn out to be a Satan worshiper, but that’s not the point. We just do not feel that it Glorifies God in any way.  Since the semi-recent birth of our son,(who is a year old now) we have chosen not to allow him to participate in trick-or-treating/ celebrate Halloween. I can tell you, I am not judgemental or mean. If you enjoy this holiday, be safe and have fun! This is a personal conviction in our family and I don’t try to talk anyone out of trick-or-treating so I’m a bit confused as to why some people try to talk us into taking our son.

So  here are a few reasons why we don’t “do” Halloween……

1.) Dressing up– The celtic believed that demons could roam the Earth only on Halloween and would dress up as demons so if they ran into a real demon they wouldn’y recognize them as human, but as one of them

2.) “Trick-or-treat”-  Well the explanation is already in this phrase. Children receive a treat in exchange for no ‘tricks’

3.) Evil is emphasized– any way you slice it, ghosts, goblins, zombies, vampires…despite what the Twilight series says, these are just not any ‘good guys’. I know there are non-scary costumes but it is undeniable that evil is celebrated on this night. My personal belief is that I shouldn’t teach my child to participate in a celebration of evil…He is allowed to dress up as Mickey Mouse any other day of the year to play and use his imagination, just not on Halloween. I fail daily, and sin daily but I try my best to ask myself before I take action, “Does this glorify God in any way?”

4.) DIABEEETUS– On the lighter ‘ish’ side of things, all of that candy is just not good for kids! Sweets are not a large part of our diet at home and all of that sugar will do nothing good for his little body.

5.) Childhood obesity and tooth decay– Now I surley hope everyone is only letting their kids binge for one night and not constantly, but I have seen extremely small children have 24/7 acess to their Halloween stash and this can cause more problems than I have time to list!

So to conclude, everyone has their own beliefs, and these are mine! Whether you chose to go out on Halloween or stay in, please be safe! 🙂

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Posted on October 29, 2015, in religion and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing this. An announcer on a talk and news station gave a little history about Halloween and you are absolutely correct. It is completely pagan descending from the Celtic religion and its symbols represent pagan worship. When asked by a student if I celebrate Halloween, I said no, and when asked why I told her because I don’t celebrate pagan holidays.
    Thank you so much for reading and following holdingforthhisword. And yes we do have a new life in Christ, praise God for His mercy. Amen!


    • Thank you Eliza, I was actually a little scared to post this… being one of my very first posts I didn’t figure it would get much traffic, but I was afraid of a negative backlash. For some reason many people become defensive when I explain why we don’t celebrate Halloween. I say you don’t want to know, don’t ask 😉 It’s also dangerous to get out on Halloween as many teenagers use this as a night for mischief, cutting down trees, egging houses and etc.

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  2. Dear Sister,

    We don’t celebrate Halloween either. We don’t think those that do are “evil” or anything. But we don’t. And this is why:

    How are we saved? By grace through faith, right? (Ephesians 2:8) It is our faith that saves us (by His grace). And it is through faith we have the power to parrtake in His righteousness and blessings.

    What is the opposite of faith?

    When Jesus and His disciples were out on the water during the storm, what did He reprove His disciples about? He said, “O ye of little faith…” What did they have instead of faith?


    Furthermore, Job said this about the wicked:

    (Job 18:14)
    His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle,
    and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

    Who is this “King of Terrors”? Scripture points to it being Satan.

    So then, if all of this is so, do we want to celebrate fear? Because that is what Halloween celebrates. Fear. Scary things, haunted houses, full moons, etc. I just don’t think it is something we should glorify or celebrate. That’s all.

    And that is why we don’t celebrate Halloween. you also listed good points. I just think there are so many problems surrounding it. Not that I blame anyone who does celebrate it. But only that I don’t think it’s good for me or my family.

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