Outdated Traditions

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There are many traditions out there which are creating a huge calamity in our society. Abundant amount of residents in the society are protesting against these traditions and recommending to forbid them. Like many Halloween is one of the traditions which is frequently discussed in this category. From outside this tradition looks very simple and fun where all the people enjoy with their families by going trick or treat. But is this tradition really like this or there are some downfalls of it? I will explain this topic in my essay and I will also discuss How did Halloween start and if we really need it anymore? Halloween is an old tradition. The word Halloween derived from the Catholic Church. It's also known as All Hallows Eve, but in the 5th century it was known as nothing more than Samhain. The purpose behind it was to celebrate the upcoming harvest and to pay respect to dead people. So why Halloween should be forbidden? The main reason is, that over the past few years Halloween is losing its actual purpose. Halloween these days is considered as costume parties and going door-to-door for trick or treating. No one actually cares about the spirits or the crops. In other words it is being commercialized and subverted. Big business also turned Halloween into a mere business tool. They brand people with their products and rub more money out of them. Businesses also use Halloween as a tool to introduce more of their junk product and advertise it. This is not related to its original purpose in any way what so ever. Another reason why Halloween should not be permitted is the amount of heart attacks takes place on Halloween are off the chart. Just in order to show off in front of their friends kids pull off really dangerous pranks. Sometimes in process of doing so, they also commit crimes. This way the victim can get seriously injured or…...

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