Friday, October 30, 2009

Community pumpkinfest ... or something

In the last day, I have seen all of the following on signs for parties to be held at local churches tomorrow night:

Block Party
Harvest Festival
Fall Festival
Family Fall Festival
Harvest Kidz

and my personal favorite: Community Pumpkinfest

It's H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N! Stop the madness. Own it or don't do it. Just do away with the silly euphemisms. What's the deal? Is the word HALLOWEEN too scary? Too evil? Too pagan? Ah, that's probably it.

"One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place."

Emily Dickinson


wunelle said...

It's odd that they'd avoid the name, since this holiday (like every "holy day" except nationalistic ones and New Year's) has its roots with the religious calendar. All Hallows' Day or some such.

Love the cartoon!

CyberKitten said...

Halloween (more traditionally spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and gets its name from being the eve (e'en) of the Christian holy day of All Saints.

All Hallow's Eve - Halloween. You'd think that the church would push that interpretation of it.... [grin]