"Habs" is short for "habitants" or "habitants du Montreal." There are two stories as to the origin of this name: that it was coined by New York Rangers owner Tex Rickard, and that it was a reference to the distinctive dress of Canadiens fans in the 1910s.Continue Reading
When the Canadiens played at Westmount Arena in the early 1900s, they shared the space with another team, the Montreal Wanderers. One story has Canadiens fans dressing in colorful belts and moccasins to differentiate themselves, leading to the local sports media referring to them as the "Habitants" in the newspapers.
The two origin stories are not mutually exclusive, as Tex Ricard is though to be the first to shorten the nickname to "Habs" when speaking to the American media about them in the 1920s.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
Communal families, also called communes, are groups of people who live together, share properties and often follow a set of rules and guidelines for living daily life. Some communes are formed by people with specific religious beliefs, while others are formed from economic necessity. Commune members may include groups of relatives and typically include people who ascribe to a certain set of beliefs or values established by a leader or by religious traditions.Full Answer >
Reference.com explains that a man or boy becomes a eunuch through castration. Castration is the removal of the testes, according to Dictionary.com. Castration can also refer to the removal of the ovaries, but the term 'eunuch' refers to males only.Full Answer >
Canada does not have a national dress. Folk dress for females included crinoline or hoop skirt, wide dresses with gigot-style sleeves and peplum attached bodice. Folk dresses for men included decorative waistcoats, shorter trousers known as breeches, cane and cufflinks and sash.Full Answer >
The representations of the trinity knot vary by personal beliefs and religion, but for many it represents the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The trinity knot is also referred to as the Triquetra, which means triangle.Full Answer >