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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern

A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is a carved pumpkin or turnip lantern, associated with the ... It is believed that the custom of making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween began in Ireland. In the 19th century, "turnips or mangel wurzels, hollowed out to act as lanterns and often carved with grotesque faces," were used at ...

www.history.com/topics/halloween/jack-olantern-history

Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it ... The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, ... by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or  ...

www.boston.com/news/history/2014/10/29/the-history-of-the-jack-o-lantern-how-it-all-began-with-a-turnip

Oct 29, 2014 ... We decorate our pumpkin with a spooky face, and then illuminate it with a candle. ... Jack was part of an Irish myth — thought to have originated in the 17th ... # GOTG's Rocket Raccoon carved into a pumpkin, from a wild ...

www.motherearthliving.com/Natural-Health/history-of-carving-pumpkins

Oct 22, 2009 ... Elizabeth Lembeck tracks down the origins and myths of pumpkin carving. ... was tricking the devil into climbing up a tree where Jack had carved crosses, ... to be told throughout history, people began carving scary faces and ...

mentalfloss.com/article/12865/whats-origin-jack-o-lanterns

The term "jack-o'-lantern" was first applied to people, not pumpkins. ... time, kids refined the prank and began carving crude faces into the pumpkins to kick up the  ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-patents-designed-to-make-carving-your-pumpkin-a-little-less-messy-7535667

Oct 31, 2013 ... Irish families began to carve crude, wild faces into turnips or potatoes come Halloween, illuminating them with candles to scare Jack and other ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question22900.html

The belief that the souls of the dead roamed the earth at Halloween was ... The tradition of carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns originated ...

io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-jack-o-lanterns-were-monstrosities-carved-fro-1644966990

Oct 10, 2014 ... Pumpkin carving has become such a cherished tradition that the sight of ... The Irish began to refer to this spooky figure as "Jack of the Lantern," which ... own versions of Jack's lantern by carving grotesque faces into turnips, ...

people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-halloween/why-carve-pumpkins.htm

Find out how the tradition began and why people carve Halloween pumpkins each year. ... Some had scary faces carved into them to frighten away any comers .

inventionland.com/blog/invention-carving-tradition

Oct 30, 2014 ... The tradition of carving faces and other designs into pumpkins has been around for a long time. But, the pumpkin carving kits came as an ...