A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is a carved pumpkin or turnip lantern,
associated with the ... It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and
otherwise used as ... The carvi...
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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...
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 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. ... The festival is
, according to Rogers, “making a comeback, having lost a bit of ... Children in
Ireland and Scotland also used them, supposedly, as a lantern to ...
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.
Stingy Jack did not remove the crosses and let the devil down until the devil ... On
Halloween, the Irish would hollow out turnips, rutabagas, gourds, and beets. ...
Feel free to choose one of these designs for your pumpkin, or use one of these ...
your design into a pumpkin to create your very own homemade jack-o'-lantern!
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 .....
Sep 15, 2015 ... We have listed Halloween trivia questions and answers to use at a party or to test
... According to Irish legend, Jack O' Lanterns are named after a stingy man ...
Originally, it was called “guising” and children and poor adults wore ... Scottish
girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they ...
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...