Halloween

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By  Emily Abel
October 20, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
LDS Living has seen some impressive pumpkin carvings over the years. From an image of President Russell M. Nelson to temples and gospel art scenes, Latter-day Saints have no shortage of creativity when it comes to pumpkin carving.
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October 18, 2021 04:12 PM MDT
No matter your heritage, new FamilySearch activities can help bring a new element to your Halloween-time traditions
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October 18, 2021 08:00 AM MDT
Get inspired for your ward trunk-or-treat, from flashy and flamboyant to simple and sophisticated.
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October 13, 2021 08:39 AM MDT
Halloween—that confusing mix of eeriness, morbidity, candy, trick-or-treating, and family fun. But the mixed reception of this holiday got us wondering, what has the Church officially said about Halloween?
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November 02, 2020 10:36 PM MST
The pandemic might have altered the usual festivities this year, but that didn’t stop Latter-day Saints from making the most of the holiday. From spooky to hilarious—not to mention some appropriately 2020-themed costumes—these social posts from Halloween celebrations past and present are sure to impress.
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October 20, 2020 08:12 PM MDT
When a virtual pumpkin contest was announced as a family home evening activity in Hailee Henson’s young single adult ward, she knew just what to do: carve an image of President Russell M. Nelson.
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October 29, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
After winning Cake Wars twice, Latter-day Saint Pete Tidwell knows a thing or two about baking competitions and creating confectionary masterpieces. This year, Tidwell decided to take on a new challenge, swapping his normally beautiful culinary creations for something creepy by competing on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship.
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2019 01:14 PM MDT
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have grown accustomed to changes, adjustments, new invitations, and a quickened pace since President Russell M. Nelson became our prophet in January 2018.
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September 18, 2019 03:33 PM MDT
A Utah father is becoming a social media sensation with his unique approach to the middle-school carpool.
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2018 01:58 PM MDT
There's nothing quite like Halloween. Somewhere down the line, this holiday became a great opportunity for families to get together and have fun. And part of the fun includes the pictures of all the hilarious and ingenious costumes families come up with.
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2018 11:54 AM MDT
When it comes to Halloween costumes, BYU's athletic director Tom Holmoe doesn't hold back—and that fact is capturing national attention.
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By  LDS Living
October 30, 2018 08:42 AM MDT
Editor's note: This article was first published on LDSLiving.com in October 2018.
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October 23, 2018 01:15 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article originally ran on LDSLiving.com in 2018.
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October 20, 2018 08:55 AM MDT
It's that time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice permeates every kitchen. But you don’t have to limit your fall cooking creativity to pie and bread! Try out some of these unique and tasty pumpkin dishes, great for dinner, dessert, or just a snack.
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October 18, 2018 01:34 PM MDT
Instead of candy, we have a special Halloween treat for you that won't give you a sugar hangover the next morning. Check out these hilarious Latter-day Saint comics by Arie Van De Graaff and Kevin Beckstrom that are simply spooktacular!
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By  LDS Living
October 17, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Halloween is so much more fun with kids! Here are our favorite epic costume ideas that involve the whole family.
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November 01, 2017 10:56 PM MDT
"Trunk or treating" has been a thing in some corners of America for decades, including LDS communities in Utah. Find out what Vice had to say about this tradition and Mormons.
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October 31, 2017 06:56 PM MDT
There's more to Halloween than costumes and candy. In fact, here are some touching insights from Mercy River's Whitney Permann about what Halloween teaches us about motherhood.
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By  LDS Living
October 31, 2017 09:57 AM MDT
Editor’s note: this article originally ran on LDSLiving.com in 2017.
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October 30, 2017 10:00 PM MDT
Sick and tired of being a witch, a hobo, or a toilet-paper mummy for Halloween five years in a row? Still looking for that great Halloween costume that will turn the heads of your fellow ward members? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
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By  LDS Living
October 30, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
Having trouble finding fun, family-friendly Halloween songs? We've got a suggestion for you, and we'll make it fast.
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By  LDS Living
October 26, 2017 10:47 PM MDT
Looking for a thrilling but clean new novel to get you in the Halloween spirit? Check out these 12 suspense novels you won't be able to put down. Best of all, they're all available to read or listen to on Bookshelf PLUS!
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October 24, 2017 08:51 AM MDT
From showing BYU pride to “We Thank Thee O God for a ‘Pumpkin,’” Mormons know how to share the gospel even during a spooky holiday like Halloween. These 13 LDS-themed pumpkin carvings will impress you and give you some inspiration for your own pumpkin carving this year!
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October 17, 2017 05:26 PM MDT
Halloween celebrations can vary greatly from person-to-person and religion-to-religion. Some people prefer not to celebrate it, and others prefer to celebrate the day with gusto.
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By  LDS Living
October 14, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
How do prophets and apostles celebrate Halloween? While all of the brethren celebrate October 31st in their own unique way, this story, shared by President Thomas S. Monson in general conference in 2006, details President Monson's favorite Halloween memory. And, as is typical of our beloved prophet, the only spirits or ghosts that accompanied him on this holiday night were the spirit of service and the Holy Ghost.
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By  LDS Living
October 13, 2017 05:45 PM MDT
If the candy, costumes, and decorations haven't already tipped you off, you might have noticed Halloween is just around the corner.
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Coming up with a costume idea is already a creativity strain, but when you have to come up with one for all the kids and do so on the cheap side, it's even harder.
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By  LDS Living
October 07, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
Just last month, thousands of people gathered together for a three-day Comic Con in the heart of Salt Lake City. People dressed as a wide variety of characters from elves to Darth Vader to Tinkerbell.
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November 01, 2016 09:00 PM MDT
Senior missionaries give meaningful service while they spread the gospel, but who would have thought that service could be so Halloween-festive?
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October 29, 2016 01:30 PM MDT
By now many of you might have seen a golden angel Moroni running around on Halloween night—or at least you've probably seen the image floating around Pinterest:
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2016 05:59 PM MDT
TREN, a group composed of LDS artists, put together an original song inspired by the popular movie Ghostbusters. This is one fun, spooky song you might want to bust out at your Halloween party this year.
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October 25, 2016 06:28 PM MDT
Whether or not missionaries dress up for Halloween is at the discretion of their mission president. Missionaries are not allowed to proselyte in costume and their appeal is to reflect the Church's guidelines for missionary clothing.
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October 25, 2016 04:25 PM MDT
"(The children) still say their sweet little prayers that Daddy will get better, and we explain to them that he’s getting more sick," says Erica Means, whose husband was given about 12 weeks to live.
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October 22, 2016 02:52 PM MDT
What is it about Halloween that makes people feel okay about showing more skin than usual?
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October 17, 2016 07:24 AM MDT
When the Latter-day Saints moved west to escape persecution, they weren't just forced to leave behind homes and valuables. Many of them were most heartbroken to leave behind the bodies of their deceased loved ones—possibly to fall into the hands of unscrupulous body snatchers, also commonly called "resurrectionists."
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October 15, 2016 12:49 PM MDT
As we gear up for another Halloween, we wanted to remember this great moment from last year. Check out this great picture posted on Facebook of President Uchtdorf passing out Halloween candy.
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November 04, 2015 02:45 PM MST
Over the Halloween weekend, some Provo residents decided to turn the holiday into a way to celebrate the life and legacy of three great men who recently passed away: President Boyd K. Packer, Elder L. Tom Perry, and Elder Richard G. Scott.
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October 29, 2015 04:04 PM MDT
What began as the desire to create an unforgettable holiday soon turned into a non-profit organization that is gaining national attention.
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October 29, 2015 12:29 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article first ran on LDSLiving.com in October 2015.
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October 28, 2015 03:41 PM MDT
MR says: Sometimes it can be difficult celebrating Halloween in an uplifting way. But here are six stories from the scriptures, perfect to read with your family, that capture a little bit of the holiday spirit while helping you to keep the Spirit.
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October 27, 2015 06:15 PM MDT
MR says: Check out the advice of fellow Latter-day Saint parents as well as prophets and apostles about what dangers to avoid as well as how to still have fun with your family on Halloween night.
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October 27, 2015 02:17 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article originally ran in October 2015 and has been updated for clarity.
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October 23, 2015 06:40 PM MDT
MR says: It's a rare occasion when inmates at the Utah State Prison, Latter-day Saints, and Halloween all come together. But when they all do, the results are heartwarming and simply incredible!
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October 20, 2015 04:42 PM MDT
The Food Network's ghoulishly gourmet show "Halloween Wars" is already well underway and heading into its final week. "Halloween Wars" is a cooking competition with a gruesome twist, where a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and sugar artist team up to create creepy confections.
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October 19, 2015 01:15 PM MDT
MR says: Have you ever wondered how Halloween got its start? Despite contrary belief, Halloween's roots aren't evil or demonic. The holiday has evolved over the years and mixed a number of traditions, none of which are sinister and some of which are quite uplifting.
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By  LDS Living
September 28, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
Pumpkin is a staple in fall recipes. The colossal amount of pumpkin pie ingested at Thanksgiving dinners alone is evidence of that! So to prepare for the cooler weather and the fun holidays, we at LDS Living are determined to find the greatest PUMPKIN recipe there is! From pumpkin curry soup to pumpkin ravioli to pumpkin cookies, the possibilities are endless, and we're excited to see what LDS Living readers have to contribute.
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November 01, 2014 09:00 AM MDT
Wondering what to do with your left over Halloween pumpkins? Try turning your decorations into delectable treats using these 10 pumpkin recipes that blend pumpkin and spice with everything nice.
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October 30, 2014 08:33 AM MDT
Growing up, the rule was simple: once you're a teenager, you're no longer allowed to go trick-or-treating. Not as simple was enforcing that rule.
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October 21, 2014 08:43 AM MDT
Halloween is not only a cherished holiday at my house, it’s a month-long event. From ghost stories to ghoulish dishes, I’m always looking for the next Halloween treat to share with my family. But, with a six-year-old niece who loves coming over for sleepovers, it can be difficult finding spooky stories that everyone in my family finds enjoyable—especially after dark.
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October 20, 2011 05:07 PM MDT
This Halloween a lot of people will be dressing up as Mormons. In fact, being a Mormon missionary for Halloween made Time magazine's top ten topical costume list. The magazine says its a great way to tap into the 2011 Mormon phenomenon. Plus, the editors say its easy to do. The magazine even provides a checklist: White shirt, Necktie, Name tag, Book of Mormon, Slacks and Bike helmet (which is optional). However, not everyone likes the idea of a missionary costume. Sue Perdue said, "It would be like dressing up as a Muslim - I think it would be in bad taste."
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October 20, 2011 03:19 PM MDT
For many many years, I was ashamed to admit this, ashamed that it would reveal me as a party pooper or (worse) an uptight reactionary or (even worse) a selfish adult who can’t enjoy a holiday that’s mostly geared toward children (except when it’s geared toward grown women wearing “sassy” Minnie Mouse costumes, or, you know, the glorification of chainsaw murderers, no embedded link necessary). But I’ve been in the business of begrudgingly half-smiling through the month of October for a good long time now, and I’m finally comfortable enough with myself to say it: I do not like Halloween.
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October 13, 2011 01:05 PM MDT
Which is basically the same thing as regular Laffy Taffy, but the Halloween-themed jokes that are not only funny, they also help you feel the spirit. Jokes like... What is a ghosts' favorite book of scripture? - The Boo! k of Mormon.
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By  LDS Living
October 04, 2011 04:03 AM MDT
Fall is often associated with the many colors, shapes, and sizes of squash that abound during this season. Most famous of all is the pumpkin, used as a Halloween decoration and in pies galore. But its uses extend beyond the traditional baked goods. Check out these recipes to find new and exciting ways to introduce pumpkin to your table.
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