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'''Halloween''', in the United States, is a day observed by non-Orthodox Christians in various manners. The day, [[October 31]], is the eve of the day of remembrance of All Saints by Western Christians, particularly Roman Catholics. While having a Christian origin, the ''All Hallows' Eve'', (from the medieval English festival of the ''All Hallows'') has become in the modern era a secular observance based upon the pagan observances of the ancient Druidic Celts.
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Modern day Halloween was established as a civil festival in the United States in 1921 when the city of Anoka, Minnesota made it an official civic event. The customs developed for Halloween consist of various corruptions of ancient Celtic pagan practices that often are blasphemous or satanic for Orthodox Christians.
  
 
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* Michael Whelton. ''[http://reginaorthodoxpress.stores.yahoo.net/falsegods.html False Gods: Counterfeit Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety].'' Regina Orthodox Press, 2002.  
 
* Michael Whelton. ''[http://reginaorthodoxpress.stores.yahoo.net/falsegods.html False Gods: Counterfeit Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety].'' Regina Orthodox Press, 2002.  
 
* ''[http://www.philokalia.org/PDF/potter.pdf Harry Potter The Truth Behind the Story].'' A pamphlet of [[St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]].
 
* ''[http://www.philokalia.org/PDF/potter.pdf Harry Potter The Truth Behind the Story].'' A pamphlet of [[St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)|St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery]].
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*[http://www.answers.com/topic/halloween Halloween]
  
 
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Halloween, in the United States, is a day observed by non-Orthodox Christians in various manners. The day, October 31, is the eve of the day of remembrance of All Saints by Western Christians, particularly Roman Catholics. While having a Christian origin, the All Hallows' Eve, (from the medieval English festival of the All Hallows) has become in the modern era a secular observance based upon the pagan observances of the ancient Druidic Celts.

Modern day Halloween was established as a civil festival in the United States in 1921 when the city of Anoka, Minnesota made it an official civic event. The customs developed for Halloween consist of various corruptions of ancient Celtic pagan practices that often are blasphemous or satanic for Orthodox Christians.

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  • Dennis Eugene Engleman. Halloween Town. Illustrated by Niko Chocheli. Regina Orthodox Press, 2009.

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