Halloween Fun Facts and Quiz - Boost Your Team Spirit!
Halloween is one of the most fun and entertaining holidays that many of us get to experience every year! You can learn more about the history of Halloween by reading this blog and playing our two quizzes. Which is a perfect way to celebrate this beloved holiday while also having some fun with your co-workers and friends! And it’s not just fun - it can also boost your team spirit as well!
The origin of Halloween
Halloween is the perfect time to get your team together to have some fun. It's also a great time for employees to bond, especially if you're in the midst of tough times. To help with your celebration, here are some Halloween facts. Did you know that:
The word 'Halloween' comes from "All Hallows' Eve", being the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows' Day (All Saints' Day) on November 1st and All Souls' Day on November 2nd.
People believed that the spirits of the dead returned to earth. Communities would dress up in costumes and light bonfires to ward off spirits. Impersonating these spirits was a form of protection there was a belief that the spirits would recognise you as one of their own and keep away.
Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celcitan festival Samhain, pronounced "SAH-win." A pagan religious celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer.
The Origin of Jack-O-Lanterns
If you're a fan of Halloween, you might know that the origin of Jack-O-Lanterns is Irish in origin. It's said that the practice was started by an Irishman named Stingy Jack who lived in England. Stingy Jack was a man who liked to play tricks on people, but he could never get tricked himself. He would invite people over for drinks and then when they were drunk he would take them outside to the graveyard where he had buried a cross-shaped lantern with a light inside it. Once they saw it, they would think someone else had been there before them and they would leave him alone. According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks.
The tradition of carving 'Jack-O-Lanterns' is said to have originated in Gaelic-speaking communities in Ireland and Scotland, where turnip lanterns were carved and lit to ward off the evil spirits that wandered the earth on Halloween. Irish immigrants brought the custom to America, where they found the native pumpkin a better alternative.
Many people have no clue where trick-or-treat originated from. The first trick-or-treaters were poor children in medieval Europe, who would go door-to-door begging for food and money during the Celtic holiday Samhain — celebrated on October 31st. In exchange, they would offer to pray for the souls of their neighbours' recently departed loved ones. Now you may wonder what the most popular Halloween candy in America is. Reese's Cups are the most popular Halloween candy in America. Consumers are expected to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween candy nationwide this year. Would you like to learn more about Halloween, check out our Halloween quiz or create one yourself.
Boost your team spirit - Play the Quiz
Team-building exercises are a practice where employees can destress and rejuvenate themselves to increase efficiency. Team members get to know each other and connect well, which fosters a healthy relationship. So let's get started and play the ultimate Halloween quiz, which has 15 questions about different aspects of the holiday, with many fun facts!
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