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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 48. Are Halloween and Easter Pagan Festivals?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45515


All Hallows Eve, which became Halloween, is the evening before All Saints Day in Roman
Catholicism. The following day is for the remembrance of the dead. For Pagans it is a time when the “veil” is thin between the living and the dead and marks the end of summer. Easter, too, is a blend of Christian and “pagan” traditions when “light” and “dark” are in balance at the Equinox.

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