10 Halloween Fun Facts

Found these tidbits about the upcoming holiday on wavy.com.

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  • The name Halloween comes from a shortening of the holiday’s former title: All Hallow’s Evening, which was the night before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day, or Hallowmas on November 1.
  • Halloween originated from a Samhain, Ireland’s Celtic festival, which celebrates the end of the harvest season.
  • Building off the name of the crop-gathering commemoration, the fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia.
  • The act of carving Jack-o’-Lanterns is a little more spooky than you might assume. It developed from a ghastly Celtic folklore. A drunken farmer named Jack….

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