Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped Church suppression. Augustine Thompson sifts through the evidence to see if it supports the common belief that All Hallows Eve and its various customs had their origin in a pagan feast dating back to the Druids that promotes devil worship and a cult of death.e’ve all heard the allegations.
We know these representations as the “Dance Macabre” or “Dance of Death,” which was commonly painted on the walls of cemeteries and shows the devil leading a daisy chain of people — popes, kings, ladies, knights, monks, peasants, lepers, etc. Sometimes the dance was presented on All Souls’ Day itself as a living tableau with people dressed up in the garb of various states of life.Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival.If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be worshiping the devil and pagan gods. The origins of Halloween are, in fact, very Christian and rather American.They thought that Halloween was druidic and pagan in origin.Lamps made from turnips (not pumpkins) had been part of ancient Celtic harvest festivals, so they were translated to the American Halloween celebration.