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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

Pumpkin Carving: History of the Jack O'Lantern .... The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O'Lantern. ... lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Later, Jack irked the devil again by convincing him to climb up a tree to pick ... kids refined the prank and began carving crude faces into the pumpkins to kick up ...

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.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/10/why-are-carved-pumpkins-called-jack-o-lanterns

Oct 2, 2012 ... “Jack O' Lantern” first popped up being used this way around the mid-17th ... it has its origins in the Celtic practice of hollowing out and carving faces into .... but the basic idea is that when he died and attempted to get into ...

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 .

msue.anr.msu.edu/news/pumpkin_carving_the_history_of_the_jack_o_lantern

Oct 8, 2015 ... In searching for the origins of the jack-o'-lantern, you have to first ... their own versions of Jack's lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips, ...

www.thoughtco.com/why-do-we-carve-pumpkins-on-halloween-3299443

What we know about the origin of pumpkin carving and jack-o'-lanterns ... carving the shell into a rude representation of the human face, and placing a ... prevented by the hatch from escaping through the chimney, began to fill the house.