To get this section started I will list everthing I have found on the net relating to Halloween that I have found or been sent. The first section relates to the history of halloween, the second to crafts etc that look like fun!(None of these sites are chosen with reference to any religious belief of my own – just pure interest and recommendations.)
History of Halloween
Excellent for nightmare busting (you or the children), this is a failry heafty defence of druids and pagans in the face of criticism of halloween by the modern church. Great for an adult or an older child, but you might want to vet it first to make sure it doesn’t interfer with any strongly held beliefs of your own.Personally i found it interesting and informative.
From bats to werewolves – how far dare you go!
The sad story of Stingy Jack!
Every ghoul going! (in drop down format, which made me giggle!)
A list of links to articles on Halloween. Kind of from the sublime to the… well.. who knows really! There is even an epitaph browser!
A good simple overview of Halloween, suitable for a younger child. The safety page is well worth a look.
This seems to me to be a balanced US Christian page which manages to cover halloween from the celtic, christian and wicca point of view without bias or criticism – i think! I enjoyed the read and thought it portrayed the history of the US customs nicely.
Similar to the others but more detailed in content – older children or adults!
I’ve not checked out all the links but it seems a nice page.
An article attempting to debunk the theories of satanic worship and abuse often associated with those who celebrate Halloween, including some interesting research on Samhain.