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It is Halloween today but we personally do not celebrate. This stems from the fact that one of our daughters went to a Church of England school where the beliefs of the particular headmistress of the era were against any form of Halloween celebrations at the school, during her time there. Therefore ‘trick and treating’ was not something our daughters grew up with.
Christian attitudes to Halloween are quite diverse with many seeing no negative significance to a day devoted to playing games and dressing up as ghosts, witches and devils once a year as those taking part are learning about death, mortality and ancient traditions.
Other Christians feel concerned about Halloween because they feel it celebrates paganism, the occult and other similar practices that are not in line with their beliefs. Some consider Halloween to be completely incompatible with the Christian faith because of its origin as a pagan festival.
European traditions often mark the celebrations of Halloween,October 31st All Saints November 1st and All Souls' Day November 2nd as three different events. In fact All Saints is a public holiday in Italy.
First then for Sunday Song this week for those that celebrate Halloween a suitably ghoulish video.
Followed by something altogether different.
Cover of CD published 2007 Gianni Gandi@ Facebook
I have been unable to locate much biographical information about Gianni apart from the facts that he was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, now lives in Rome, Italy and is single.
He graduated from the University of Messina in Music in 1980. A composer, arranger and musician, playing both piano and guitar his music ranges from classical to jazz. He has produced scores for many television channels, radio and films, composed over 500 songs and released over thirty CD’s.
More Sunday Songs can be found by visiting 5 Minutes Just for Me
Buono Domenica a Tutti