In response to the article in the Spokesman Review of Oct. 14, “Halloween’s Eerie History,” I would like to draw attention to the other historical day that is recognized on October 31.
On that day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed the “95 Thesis” on the church door in Wittenburg Germany. As I understand it he did this on that day because it would get a lot of attention when people would come to church on the next day, November 1, for “All Saints Day”.
This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, and is still recognized by some churches in the Spokane area, either on that day or the nearest Sunday.
The Protestant Reformation had a huge influence on the history of the church and the forming of our nation.
I would encourage anyone interested, to do some research on the Reformation; at one of the many Reformed, Lutheran, or Presbyterian web sites, or call one of the local churches in the Spokane area.