On Halloween Parents Sent Their Kids Out Looking Like Me

Jack-o-lantern

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What did a Jack-o-lantern say to the pumpkin?

Cut it out!

Interesting Fact: It is believed that the custom of making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween, from turnips or pumpkins, began in Ireland.[5][6][7] In the 19th century, “turnips or mangel wurzels, hollowed out to act as lanterns and often carved with grotesque faces”, were used at Halloween in parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.[8] In these Celtic-speaking regions, Halloween was also the festival of Samhain and was seen as a time when supernatural beings (the Aos Sí) and the souls of the dead roamed the earth. The belief that the souls of the dead roamed the earth at Halloween was found in other places, as well. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern#Origin )

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6 Comments

  1. In India, we don’t have the tradition of Halloween. But kids here these days have started “trick or treat” stuff without having a clue about the history! So much for commercialization of holidays..Was great reading your post :)..for now I know a bit more about Halloween!

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. I am also very pleased that I can share the Halloween information with you. 🙂

  2. Here in Finland, when I was a child, we had no Halloween, it is quite new here. We have All Saints´Day still more important and we visit cemeteries and light candles.

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