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VIDEO: Halloween As a Religious Holiday: A Lecture at the New York Public Library

In my Halloween-eve lecture at the New York Public Library, delivered October 30, 2013 at the Mid-Manhattan Branch, I highlight the ancient roots of Halloween and its rebirth in modern America.
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Halloween is increasingly observed as a religious holiday in the United States -- including within the U.S. military. In my Halloween-eve lecture at the New York Public Library, delivered October 30, 2013 at the Mid-Manhattan Branch, I highlight the ancient roots of Halloween and its rebirth in modern America.