Watch: The Evolution of Halloween

Watch: The Evolution of Halloween

Halloween is a mishmash of two pagan festivals co-opted by the church in the middle ages, and then reconstituted into popular culture for modern day participants.

America’s distinct version of Halloween has evolved over time and has spread to other parts of the world.
Watch this video to find out more about Halloween’s dark past, it’s convoluted evolution and it’s current iteration as a highly successful, consumer driven holiday with sadistic undertones.

 

 


Rebecca is a painter, collage artist and writer. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives on a little Island in the Irish Sea. She has a degree in Religious Studies and is passionate about religious history, philosophy and esoteric goings on. Her favourite research topic is peculiar religious figures; those people who, through their devotion and vision of the divine, challenged the religious establishments to which they belonged, sometimes being crushed by those establishments, other times irrevocably changing them. You can contact her and/or find her artwork and other writing on her website rebeccaodessa.com

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