Curfew facts for kids
A curfew is an order which restricts people in their movements. It is very often an order which forbids people to be out on the streets after dark.
Curfews may also be issued to young people. They are told that they have to be indoors after a certain time.
The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu" which means "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time when all lamps and candles had to be blown out.
Images for kids
Haditha Dam, Iraq, (September 16, 2007) – A Riverine Patrol Boat with Riverine Squadron 1, Riverine Group 1, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, in support of Regimental Combat Team 2, tows several boats the riverines seized in support of the new 24-hour curfew enforcement of the waterway near the dam. The riverines warned locals of the new curfew for several days before seizing the boats of repeat curfew offenders
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