When early Christians came to areas with paganism as its main spirituality they were dead set on converting everyone from their pagan ways. There are many holidays in the pagan calendar and they were a big part of the culture. So to try to make these holidays fit with Christianity, they took them and made their own story to go along with the day. Since then, the original holidays have been lost and no one really knows the true origins of our beloved holidays. “Christ’s mass” is never mentioned in the Bible, nor any other holidays. Our traditions all have pagan roots.
How to deal with PTSD,anxiety, and triggers from past traumatic experiences that happened during the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is kind of a weird concept if you didn’t grow up with it, but it was still one of the things I missed the most while I was studying abroad.
While it's easy to write off as an innocent, non-religious holiday focused on wholesome values such as family togetherness and gratitude, the holiday's dark past is seldom acknowledged.
Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a holiday to celebrate deceased loved ones with traditions that vary in different loactions.
Laurie is back and has many tricks up her sleeve this Halloween as she fights off an old yet stronger than ever Michael Meyers as he comes for her and her family. That’s right the Halloween franchise has done it again. They are back and better than ever. Enough with the cheesy review lines though. As I arrived at the Duluth theater the Saturday before this Wednesday’s Halloween night, I was excited to see this new film but also nervous that it may not live up to the standards of not only the original Halloween but the entire successful franchise. This is the kind of weight I put on my movie franchises as I…
A guide to avoiding the Halloween parties your inner introvert didn't actually want to go to in the first place.
July 26th is recognized as One Voice Day. It’s a celebration of the things that bring us together, a call for peace amidst differences. Several people of different races, religions, ages, and backgrounds worked together from October 1996 to April 1997 to create a document which would be titled the Universal Peace Covenant. Humans are beautiful, terrible, and everything in between. They can display incredible generosity and selflessness or commit cruel atrocities. One voice day chooses to focus on the positive aspects of people, on peace and unity. It is a call to action, a desire to recognize what brings us together even when things threaten to tear us apart.…