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What is the origin of Halloween?

What is the origin of Halloween?



As every year, for almost thirty years, we celebrate Halloween in France.

This holiday is quite different from the one our American friends celebrate in their home country. But still, it’s fun!

Children dress up and go to collect sweets in the houses around their homes. The young people also dress up and go to a party in clubs (discotheques). The others, on the other hand, are meant to accompany the younger ones or to distribute sweets.

Kids in halloween



But do you know the origin of this holiday?


I have prepared a little video to have fun practicing French. You will find the transcription below.

Also, right after that, I share with you a terrifying recipe to celebrate Halloween … Yes, I am French and I love to eat! 😉




In your opinion, what is the origin of the Halloween festival?


Halloween originated with the Celts. For them, the year ended on October 31. On that night, the Celts believed that creatures from the other world were coming to get them.

So they dressed up to scare them!

This pagan ritual will continue in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.

It is the Irish who will export it to the United States.

In France, we celebrate Halloween since 1992. And you, do you celebrate Halloween in your country?

This year I tested the Halloween raclette of Sophie Turbigo, a professional and very inventive chef.



So what do you think of this raclette… Terrifying eh?

It was very easy to make the recipe. I took a plastic skull. I wrapped it with food paper, then covered it with cold cuts. Then I put two black olives to make the eyes. I bought some delicious raclette cheese from my cheese shop. I put it all around the plate. And that’s it!

Oh, I forgot… You also need to boil some potatoes and add some pickles to accompany the cold cuts.


Bon appetit! And happy Halloween!

Would you like to enjoy celebrations like this in France?

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