The government has proposed to ban Halloween in schools and kindergartens
MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov sent an appeal to the Minister of education and science of Russia Olga Vasilyeva with the request to forbid carrying out of Halloween in Russian schools and kindergartens, the press service of the MP.
“I ask you to consider the possibility of a ban of the celebration of “Halloween” in the walls of schools and kindergartens as unacceptable neither educational nor the moral and spiritual points of view”, — the statement says Milonov to the Minister of education and science. The text of the document is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
According to Milonov, Russia is already long overdue need to protect children “from the pernicious negative effects of Halloween”.
Many regions have already taken steps to ban the celebration of Halloween in organizations engaged in educational activities, said the parliamentarian.
“It seems that you need to take such measures, not only in separate subjects of the Russian Federation, and everywhere on the territory of the Russian Federation. It is necessary to explain to teachers the true meaning of “holiday” Halloween and its consequences for children’s health,” writes in his address Milon.
He indicates that “adults and children in Halloween actively portray vampires, werewolves, killers, murderers, monsters and other evil creatures, satisfied with a cruel prank, Orgy, beg”.
The Deputy referred to the opinion of experts who believe that the process of preparation and celebration of Halloween can definitely have a negative impact on the psyche of children.
“Psychologists say that the Halloween vivid images, clear symbols and unconscious meaning, which bears the archetypal character, as well as group effect of joint action, negative excitation (lunacy) children provide a strong psycho-physical, emotional, suggestive influence on all participants, especially for younger students and teenagers,” — emphasizes Milon.
Halloween is celebrated in the night from 31 October to 1 November. The most widely celebrated in the United States and Canada, in recent years it has become popular in Europe and Russia.