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
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.
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 2, 2012 ... “Jack O' Lantern” first popped up being used this way around the mid-17th ...
types of carved lanterns to scare people on the road or children would carry ...
that the nickname did not make a direct jump from “man with a lantern” to “carved
vegetable lantern”, but rather came via an Irish legend, Stingy Jack.
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 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 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...
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 .....