Travel Trivia October

 

1. In what country did Halloween originate?

2. What is the name of China's yearly harvest festival, celebrated around the autumnal equinox?

3. Before the 16th century, what word was used to refer to the autumn season? 


 

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Q: In what country did Halloween originate?

A: Halloween originated in Ireland. The holiday is thought to be related to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain - when villagers would dress up in masks and light bonfires to ward off ghosts.


Q: What is the name of China's yearly harvest festival, celebrated around the autumnal equinox?

A: The "Moon Festival" is celebrated in China at harvest time. Participants are in for a treat - dancing, brightly colored lanterns everywhere, and delicious "mooncakes".  

 
Q: Before the 16th century, what word was used to refer to the autumn season?   

A: Though the term "fall" makes sense, what with falling leaves everywhere, the term "harvest" was used prior to the 16th century to describe the autumn season.  

 

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