Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Facts


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Halloween Facts

Origin of name

The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.  Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.
(wikipedia)

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2 comments:

  1. I didn't know that about the origin of Halloween - how interesting!

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