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6 fun facts about Halloween | 6 faits divers sur Halloween

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! BONNE FÊTE D’HALLOWEEN!

There’s more to Halloween than candy and gloppy face paint! Here are 6 things you didn’t know about Halloween:

  1. “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day or Hallowmas on November 1

    Carved turnip | Sculpture faite avec du navet

    Carved turnip | Sculpture faite avec du navet

  2. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween
  3. People used to carve turnips, until pumpkins became more popular because they helped to keep evil souls away
  4. According to legend, seeing a spider on Halloween means that the spirit of a loved one is watching over you!
  5. Halloween IS a pretty terrifying holiday when you really think about it, so it makes sense that there is a legitimate phobia for it. It’s called Samhainophobia!
  6. The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta!

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Halloween, c’est pas juste les bonbons et les deguisements! Voici 6 choses que vous ne saviez pas sur Halloween:

Boo!

Boo!

  1. Le mot Halloween vient à l’origine de “All Hallow’s Eve”: veille de la Toussaint.
  2. L’Irlande est connue comme le pays natal d’Halloween
  3. Les premières sculptures d’Halloween n’étaient pas faites à partir de citrouilles… mais plutôt à partir de navets, de betteraves ou de patates!
  4. La légende dit qu’apercevoir une araignée le soir d’Halloween signifie que l’esprit d’un être cher veille sur nous
  5. Sais-tu qu’on peut avoir une peur bleue de l’Halloween ? On appelle cette phobie la samhainophobia!
  6. La première mention (sur papier) connue de «trick-or-treat » en Amérique du Nord a eu lieu, en 1927 à Blackie, en Alberta!

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