A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated
chiefly with the ... It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise
used as ... Ireland ...
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... Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it ...
People have been making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. ... he
convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their
The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O'Lantern to America
. But, the original Jack O'Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in
Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow's Eve, and
placed an ... So they used pumpkins for Jack O'Lanterns. ... Kid's Playh...
Oct 31, 2014 ... Because the Jack-O-Lanterns of 19th century Ireland—carved out of turnips, ... in
Europe had heard of pumpkins yet—were horrifying monster vegetables. ... It
wasn't until Irish and Scottish immigrants came to North America and ... many
pumpkins to be had, people are still making these creepy suckers.
Irish Groups · Northern Irish Groups · Scottish Groups · Welsh Groups .... As a kid,
we used to make turnip lanterns, moreso because pumpkins seemed hard to ... of
jack o' lanterns, particularly from American sources, that showed pumpkins). ...
The carved vegetable heads, initially not being a celebration of the...
Oct 26, 2015 ... English heritage calls on revellers to re-embrace the original Irish jack-o'-lantern
after heavy ... as a child i was carving neeps in the north east of scotland in the
1980s. ... I'm a great fan of making lanterns out of any fruit or veg you have to ...
When teaching in the 70s and 80s, I used to carve swedes, ...
Oct 30, 2014 ... Before pumpkins, turnips were the spooky lantern vegetable of ... It's presumed
that the Irish then brought the legend of jack-o'-lantern with them. ... Children in
Ireland and Scotland also used them, supposedly, as a lantern to help ... When
Irish, Scottish, and English immigrants arrived in America, they were...
Oct 10, 2014 ... But the original Jack-o-Lanterns were meant to ward off unwanted visitors—and
... This legend is why people in Ireland and Scotland began to make their own ...
When the Irish and Scots emigrated to America, bringing the ... We did it WAY in
Scotland, and I remember the carving was a long, hard business.
Oct 29, 2014 ... But where did these traditions come from? ... Every October, children of all ages
eagerly anticipate the evening where ... So instead, he convinced the Devil to
transform himself into a coin that Jack could then use to buy their drinks. ...
People in both Ireland and Scotland began making jack-o'-lanterns by .....
Oct 24, 2010 ... This is a swede lantern just like I used to make - click on the image to ... I do have
a vague recollection of one Halloween as a child when I ... A traditional Irish
turnip Jack o' lantern from the early 20th century at ... As mentioned above, the
root vegetable or pumpkin lamps weren't given that name until 18...