“What would Jesus Do?"
“No, I don't know what it all means....it’s scary."
“5th generation Americans never have participated in the day of the dead.”
Remembering and celebrating loved ones and having fun loving life while remembering death.
So for my cousin to say that it's not celebrated in our culture today, is an ignorant statement, as I have proved here. Not only do 5th generation Mexican Americans celebrate and/or participate in this, but the celebration is practiced all around the world, just as Halloween is practiced in the Western world.
"I know the history behind the celebration and yes they do celebrate it here. But we do not participate, no need to ..."
"...a lighting of a candle believe me will not bring my son back to party with us or any other love ones. sorry."While I respect my cousins wish not to accept my invitation, participate, or even join in the celebration of El Dia de los Muertos. I didn't quite understand her reasoning behind her responses.
“the pumpkin is for Thanksgiving.”
The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.
Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win").
The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween.
treat” , that they deserve to be “tricked”.
"American Boys Don't Beg"
"Richard wow you have to much time on your hands stop already to much Blah Blah ...don't care about that crap !!...I don't need to be educated on anything"
"The day we stop educating ourselves, is the day the world ends....education is key....and I know you really understand that and are just speaking out in anger....and I apologize for bringing that part out in you. Yes, I have lots of time on my hands, because this is what I do; I study, research, and write. I have a strong connection to my writing, , as you have a strong connection with your happy hour. I feel that this may be a purpose of mine; to share experiences, and to help validate shared opinions, and thoughts."
matthew 5:14-16You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
ephesians 5: 11, 12"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."
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