Incredibly batshit anti-Halloween commercial featuring Satan aka the Celtic God of the Dead “Samhain,” ranting about sneaking into the South side of Chicago and eating the souls of church-goers there. Maybe? It’s kind of hard to decipher what his actual intentions are. Still, it’s one of the most entertaining PSAs I’ve ever seen. (via Dangerous Minds)
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.
Most stories about the origin of Halloween correctly state that Halloween had its origins among the ancient Celts and is based on their “Feast of Samhain.” However, a writer in the 18th century incorrectly stated that Samhain was named after the Celtic “God of the Dead.”