In an article on the Live Science website about Halloween it stated where many school across the country are stopping Halloween celebrations in the schools. Several of my friends with kids have said the same thing. It’s now a Fall Festival or something like that but no costumes are allowed. One the reasons the above article points out is that folks are trying to be PC to Wiccans and Pagans, and are afraid that we would be offended by kids in pointy hats and broomsticks. Ok, here I am, a Witch, a Pagan, and I’m going on record saying that it does NOT offend me if kids dress up like a witch on Halloween. Do doctors/nurses/firemen all get offended because kids dress up on Halloween in costumes of them? NO! This is taking PC way, way too far. Kids are suppose to be able to have fun. Dressing up for Halloween is fun. Don’t take this away from them simply under the guise of being more politically correct. You can take that way to far.
Another reason cited is that it offends several Christians because they see Halloween as a Pagan rooted holiday. To these folks I would like to point out, that yes, you are allowed to believe whatever you want, however, you might want to study your history because both Easter and Christmas have Pagan roots. So I take it you don’t celebrate those either?
Today most people consider Halloween a fun, exciting holiday. Stop trying to ruin it for us all by going on your soapboxes and denying kids simple fun. Remember life is to enjoyed and savored, not trudged through or spent walking on eggshells terrified that something might offend somebody. I’ve got news for you, no matter what you do, the world is big enough that you are going to offend somebody, you can’t not.