history of halloween

History of Halloween

Why celebrate halloween? Why introduce your children to evil?

The history of Halloween began over 2,000 years ago among the Celts and their pagan priests called the Druids. The druids are, without question, history’s king of the occult. Witchcraft, Satanism, paganism and virtually all facets of the occult acquire a connection or instruction from the Druids. From the popular “Jack-o-Lantern”, “Trick-or-Treat”, “Costumes”, to “Pranks”, “Ghoulish Ghosts”, “Demons”, “Goblins and Witches” – Halloween owes its morbid birth to the Druids.

history of halloween
Druids Worshiping & Celebrating

When you hear the word halloween what images appear? What “spirit” is invoked at the whisper of Halloween? Halloween openly promotes death, witches and flagrant “appearances of evil”. Halloween leaves most people scratching their heads questioning, “how and where did Halloween come from? This article exposes the hellish tomb of Halloween to exhume its sinister “covenant with death and hell”.

History of Halloween From A Non-Religious View | National Geographic

Halloween – the day itself is of Druidic origin. (myers, Robert J. Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays, p. 258)

The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Hallow’en was originally observed had their origin among the Druids. (douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 566)

The Druids celebrated two special nights of the year. Beltane and Samhain.

Beltane took place on May 1st and marked the birth of summer.

Samhain occurred on November 1 and signified the death of summer. Samhain, a night celebrating death and hell, was the Druids most important ritual. It was a terrifying night of human sacrifices. And it was the original Halloween. Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31st of October to the 1st of November as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. The celebrations includes bonfires, guising, mumming, divination and feasting.

History of Halloween | History of Samhain

The Druids believed, during Samhain, the mystic veil separating the dead from the living opened. The Druids taught these roaming spirits loosed on Samhain went searching for a body to possess. The frightened Celts would masquerade as demons, evil spirits and ghosts, hoping to convince the roaming evil spirits, they were another evil spirit, and leave them alone. The Celts also prepared meals as “treats” to appease the evil spirits from “tricks” or malicious acts; hence our custom of “trick or treat.” The Druids performed horrifying human sacrifices and other vile rituals during Samhain. Let there be no doubt that the Samhain night was a terrifying “covenant with death, and with hell.” And let there be no doubt the Samhain was the original Halloween night.

The rituals of the Druids reek from the deepest hell. Their most repulsive actives involve their human sacrifices of children on the night of Samhain or Halloween.

First-born sacrifices are mentioned in a poem in the Dindshenchas, which records that children were sacrificed each Samhain. (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 17)

Halloween is the eve of Samhain….firstborn children were sacrificed…Samhain eve was a night of dread and danger. (National geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626)

The Druids would drink their victim’s blood and eat their flesh. They (Druids) sacrificed victims by shooting them with arrows, impaling them on stakes, stabbing them, slitting their throats over cauldrons (and then drinking the blood)… ( Gulley, Rosemary ellen. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 167).

We have the Romans to thank for having put an end to this monstrous cult, whereby to murder a man was an act of the greatest devoutness, and to eat his flesh most beneficial. (Pliny, natural history, xxx, 13).

The Druids “counted it an honorable thing” to eat their father’s flesh and perform incest with their mothers and sisters. Since they were man-eaters as well as heavy eaters, and since, further, they count it a honorable thing, when their fathers die, to devour them, and openly to have intercourse, not only with the other women, but also with their mothers and sisters… (Strabo, Geography) and now today Halloween night lives and breathes with the foul stench of the diabolical Druids.

Fires of Bel

The Druids also celebrated the festival of Beltane. The word Beltane (Beltaine, Beltinne, Beltain, Beiltein) literally means the “Fires of Bel”. Bel is the same god called Baal, found over 80 times in the King James Bible. The Lord condemns Baal worship probably more than any other false “god”.

The Druids lit the Baal-Tinne, the holy, goodly fire of Baal. (Wilde, Lady Francesca Speranza. Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland). The god who the Druids worshipped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and… children were offered in sacrifice to Baal. (Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons, p.232)

Halloween: Baal Worship

The original Halloween was a hellish night of Baal worship and child sacrifice. And most of our current Halloween customs derived directly from Baal rituals!

On November first was Samhain (Halloween)… Fires were built as a thanksgiving to Baal…(Kelly, Ruth Edna, The Book of Hallowe’en, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co. Boston, 1919)

The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Hallow’en was originally observed had their origin among the Druids…ancient Baal festivals from which many of the Hallowe’en customs are derived. (Douglas, George William. The American Book of days, p. 569)

Baal is also a synonym for the devil. (Burns, cathy. Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p.327)

Halloween glorifies death in worship to Baal or the devil!

The Druid festival of Samhain was a celebration of death. Strutting its hellish death images of skulls, skeletons, ghosts, demons, devils and incarnate evil — today’s Halloween glorifies Death. David Skal titled his history of Halloween — Death Makes a Holiday:

The grand marshal of the Halloween parade is, and always has been, Death. (Skal, david J. Death Makes a holiday: The Cultural history of Halloween, (P. 18)

Halloween can be traced directly back to Samhain, the ancient Celtic harvest festival honoring the Lord of the Dead. (Thompson, Sue Ellen. Holiday Symbols and Customs, p. 251)

The Devil glorifies death. Hebrews 2:14 says, “… that through death he [Jesus] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil;” Proverbs 8:36 says all they that hate the Lord “… Love death.” Revelation 6:8 says the rider of the antichrist’s pale horse,”… and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”

The Ordination of Halloween

Understanding the hellish history of Halloween….why in the world did decent people so embrace it? What magic “trick” transformed rancid Samhain into the giddy Halloween?

As the Catholic missionaries swarmed Britain and Ireland seeking the mass conversion to Catholicism their orders from Pope Gregory in 601 A.D. was to cunningly convert the Druid rituals into catholic rituals. The Catholics converted the ritual of Samhain into the festival of All Saint’s Day, a day of celebration and prayer to dead “Saints”.

Halloween begins well over 2,000 years ago in the British Isles. Here, we find the holiday stripped to its most essential element: a night when Celtic tribes communed with the spirits of the ancestral dead. These grand and glorious pagan celebrations were assimilated by the Catholic church. . . Rather than extinguish old customs, the church leaders provided Christian versions of them: from the Middles Ages on, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day replaced the ancient Celtic celebrations of the dead. (Bannatyne, Lesly Pratt, Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History, Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1990.p.x)

The Catholic festival of All saints Day was also known as All Hallows Day, with the word “hallow” replacing “saints.” The day before All Hallows Day (October 31) was recognized as All Hallows Eve.

Eventually, All Hallows Eve became Hallows Eve; hallow’even; hallow’en and ultimately today’s Halloween.

All Saints Day perpetuated the pagan Samhain of November Eve. (Bonwick, James, Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions, Dorset Press, 1984 ( (1986 ed), p.87)

Many traditional beliefs and customs associated with Samhain. . . continued to be practiced on 31 October, Known as the Eve of All Saints, the Eve of All Hallows, or Hallows Even. It is the glossing of the name Hallow Even that has given us the name Hallowe’en. (Santino, Jack editor, Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life, The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN 1994 p.xvi)

In 835, Pope Gregory IV “blessed” All Saint’s Day as a sacred “day of obligation,” consequently on that day, the Catholic Church officially “ordained” Halloween. Halloween owes its very life and breath to the “blessing” of the Catholic Church. Samhain would have breathed its last breath many years ago if not for the “ordination” of the Catholic Church.

Few holidays have a stranger or more paradoxical history than Halloween. Technically, it is the vigil of All Saints Day, observed by Roman Catholics . . . Halloween has clear connections with the rites of the druidic priests. . . (Douglas, George William, revised by Helene Douglas Compton, The American Book of Days, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York, 1948, p. 741)

A perverse and blasphemous twist to Halloween concerns the name “Halloween.” The word “hallow” means “holy, sanctify or consecrate.” The popular Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9 begins with, “. . . Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. . . ” The label “hallow” belongs to God the Father — Hallowed by thy name. Halloween was a night sacrificing young children to the worship of Baal. It is no accident that the name of history’s most hellish night, glorifying “death and hell,” wears God the Father’s holy name of “hallow” The blasphemous name of “Halloween” clearly bears the fingerprints of Lucifer as found in Isaiah 14:12,” . . . I will be like the most High.”

The Occult & Halloween

While Halloween masquerades as childish fun and frolic, it’s serious business in the occult world. Witchcraft, Wicca, Satanism and paganism believe, on the night of Halloween, devils and spirits are unleashed. They perform their most hideous and potent rituals on the night of Halloween.

Samhain: This is the “Witch’s New Year” and the primary Sabbat from which all others flow. (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch, p.42)

Halloween is one of the four major Sabbats celebrated by the modern Witch, and it is by far the most popular and important of the eight that are observed. . . Witches regard Halloween as their New Year’s Eve, celebrating it with sacred rituals. . . (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book Of Halloween, P. 120)

Halloween is also among Satanism’s most cherished days. Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible writes: After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween. (LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible, p.96)

Satanic High Priestess Blanche Barton, on The Church of Satan website, praises Halloween:

It “Halloween” gives even the most mundane people the opportunity to taste wickedness for one night. They have a chance to dance with the Devil . . . I see Satanists all over the world meeting in small groups this night and Hallowe’ens 500 years hence, to raise a glass to the infernal Hosts. . .

The Satanic Calendar decrees for Halloween: “One of the two most important nights of the year. . . Blood and sexual rituals. Sexual association with demons. Animal and human sacrifice — male or female.”

Former occultist Johanna Michaelsen reveals, “Halloween is also a prime recruiting season for Satanists.” (Michaelsen, Johanna. Like Lams to the Slaughter, p. 192)

Article from the research of Dr. Terry Watkins


  1. Esther Smithey says: · ·Reply

    I thank God for giving you the knowledge of his word to help others to understand the meaning of Halloween. May God continue to bless and use you for his glory in Jesus name amen .

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