The History of the Jack-O'-Lantern

Hello Ladies!

As we approach Halloween.

You might be wondering about the origins of one of the holiday's most iconic symbols: the jack-o'-lantern. Though jack-o'-lanterns are now most commonly associated with pumpkins, the tradition actually began with turnips. Read on to learn more about the history of this spooky custom.

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The first jack-o'-lanterns were carved by the Celts in Ireland.

The Celts used turnips because they were plentiful and easy to carve. They believed that carving faces into vegetables would ward off evil spirits. When Irish immigrants came to America, they found that pumpkins were much easier to carve than turnips. Pumpkins quickly became the preferred vegetable for jack-o'-lanterns, and the tradition has been carried on ever since.

Today, jack-o'-lanterns are a staple of Halloween decorations.

If you're looking to add a personal touch to your Halloween decor this year, why not try carving your own jack-o'-lantern? It's a fun activity for the whole family! Just be sure to use a pumpkin carving kit; carving knives can be dangerous.

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So there you have it: the history of the jack-o'-lantern.

This Halloween, take a moment to appreciate this spooky tradition and all its Irish roots. And if you're feeling festive, why not try carving your own pumpkin? Just be careful with those knives! Happy Halloween!...XOXO🍂🎃👻

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