Tag Archives: RELIGION

The Origins of Halloween

October 31, 1300

Illustrated by Jennifer Boatner Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest … Continue reading

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St. Valentine Beheaded

February 14, 278 A.D

On February 14, around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor … Continue reading

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