Is Halloween a religious holiday? A New Jersey school board says yes, and under a new school policy that forbids celebration of holidays with religious overtones, it has banned Halloween.
The Hillsborough school board noted that Halloween grew out of “All Hallow’s Eve,” which was the day before the Christian holiday All Saint’s Day. The board will permit the annual costume parade at Woodfern school, but only as part of a newly named “fall festival celebration.” St. Valentine’s Day is also slated to be replaced by “Special Person Day,” and Christmas and Hanukkah have already been replaced by a generic seasonal celebration.
– E.P. News