Why Do We Carve Jack O Lanterns?

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The Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins dates back to the Middle Ages when turnips or gourds with fires lit in them were carried to scare away evil spirits, which were thought to be roaming the earth during this season.
When the tradition came to the New World, pumpkins were more plentiful and were easier to carve, so were used instead.
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We carve Jack-o'-lanterns because of a tradition that originated from medieval Britain in which turnips carved into human faces were used to scare travellers at night as a prank. Jack-o'-lanterns were traditionally carved out of turnips.
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