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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Samhainophobia

This is the final fear we will be discussing on here. This is quite a common fear, this is the fear of Halloween, it's self. We all know what this fear stems from, Halloween is a holiday that celebrates ghosts, goblins, monsters, witches, pumpkins, and the like thereof. These things are naturally elaborated on this day to terrify people. Children dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. In the old days, people dressed up in costumes to fend off evil spirits.

The beginning of Halloween was in Old Ireland, and started as a holiday celebrating the passing-over from summer to fall. This was a day known as Samhain, and it was celebrated between October 31 and November 1. The reason we celebrate the day with scary things, in the early days, it was believed on this day, the barrier between our world and the world of the afterlife became thinner, and people celebrated the lives of their ancestors and loved ones that had passed on, and warded off evil spirits. So they often built bonfires to cleanse themselves with. They walked through these bonfires and even slaughtered and sacrificed animals to them. Unfortunately, these ancient beliefs are what set the stage for modern phobias of this holiday. The people suffering from this ailment will not go out on this day, and want nothing to do with any of it's paraphernalia.

Many people in some way suffer from this phobia, and there are ways of overcoming the fear and anxiety. Though I am not here to advertise anything that will help. Any expert will tell you, the main way to get over your fears is to face them head-on. I am no expert though. But if you have a phobia about Halloween, then it is suggested you swallow your fear and get outside today and go for a walk.

Hope you all enjoyed our week of looking at different phobias. My apologies for the "Kenny-clutter", it was his fault!!! You want to blame someone, blame him! LOL!
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