Argumentative Essay About Halloween

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It’s the spookiest time of the year, yet again. Jack-o-Lanterns, Nightmare Before Christmas, Dracula, and all the other classic creep-taculars that pop up by the end of October, typically remind everyone that, yeah, it is Halloween. But why do we even celebrate it, and how did it all start?
The most probable answer is because Philippines is one of the largest Christian country in the world and in the liturgical year, October thirty first is the time that we dedicate to remembering the dead. Originated from the terms Hallowe’en or the All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, according to www.halloweenhistory.org is believed to be a Christianized feast initially influenced by the Celtic Harvest Festivals in Europe, with possible pagan roots particularly
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As stated in the same source, It is most popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. Due to increased American cultural influence in recent years, imported through exposure to US television and other media, these activities has started to occur among children in many parts of Europe, parts of Saudi Arabia, and unsurprisingly, our westernized country, the Philippines.
Of course, we at MCL aren’t going to let this fun tradition past. The school has taken Halloween up a notch this year, as the MCL employees and their respective offices spook everyone out with their levelled up Halloween decors in preparation for the annual Trick or Treat, and with Ms. Joannah Belle Valero’s Philippine Literature class (HUM014), propped a legitimate Halloween event for the whole MCL to experience.
Part of the Aswang Ka Festival are students dressed as ghosts/aswang/manananggal that lurk on our hallways days even before the actual event, and everyone knows that it is that FIL class fun requisite. These FIL students play Halloween characters for a purpose, roaming around the campus with placards saying slogans significant to patronizing our own country, and our own language with the theme: Tanggol Wika. “We are supposed to tell everyone what we feel about the plan of our Government to take out the Filipino courses in every college curriculum
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Everyone rode home on jeepneys with their costumes still on, and freaked out commuters that night, but what these students didn’t just dress up merely for fun, for the sake of celebrating Halloween, or even for grades. Everybody who entered the Aswang Ka Festival this year paid their tickets for a cause and for a much better future of those residents of Makativille in Calauan, Laguna. The chosen beneficiary is in need of proper water storage, to maximaze and help give the residents a cleaner and safer water. MCL has indeed taken Halloween up a notch this year, celebrating it with a true cause, helping those in

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