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I didn't go to the Halloween Party

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All my friends are going, snacks & beverages are free, my crush will be there, and I still didn't go.

Perhaps I am just one of those annoying friends that never make it to any party because of their philosophy about parties, insecurities, and or phobia, but this is not true. I do go to parties (hope my mom won't read this), get lost in the disco lights while dancing with strangers and wake up in the morning with the music playlist echoing in my head. I didn't want to go to this Halloween party.

A little bit of history, The origin of Halloween began over 1900 years ago in England, Ireland, and Northern France. It was a Celtic celebration of the new year, called Samhain, which occurred on November 1. The Celtic druids revered it as the biggest holiday of the year and emphasized that day when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living.

source : bibleinfo

In the United States of America, Halloween is gaining popularity faster than most holidays; in fact, Americans spend over 5 billion dollars annually on Halloween, making it the country's second-largest commercial holiday. This is one of the reasons Halloween changed from a celebration to a more profit-making day where anything related to darkness is good. Different themes are introduced to help companies grow sales while most young people are lost in the "coolness of the darkness".

Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them."
I didn't go because I, for one, believe Halloween has turned into a day related too close to the dark side; this scares me because some people go as far as performing rituals in an attempt to wake the dead. Call me boring, but somethings are not meant for me, and this is one of them.

Putting myself in things I am not aware of is my fear; hence I try to comprehend what things mean before being part of them. Do you?

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