Origins of Carving Pumpkins

Halloween:--Origins of Carving Pumpkins

Fun Facts About Jack O’Lanterns

By | 2013-06-24T18:37:21+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Categories: Halloween Stats & Facts, Origin of Jack O'Lanterns, Origins of Carving Pumpkins|

Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without Jack O’ Lanterns. Carving pumpkins into scary faces and artistic designs is a tradition that is as much a part of the holiday as Trick or Treating or wearing costumes. But Jack O’Lanterns , like many other traditions associated with Halloween, have roots in ancient Celtic rituals associated

History of the Jack-O-Lantern

By | 2009-09-27T21:45:28+00:00 September 27th, 2009|Categories: Origin of Jack O'Lanterns, Origins of Carving Pumpkins|Tags: , , , |

The jack-o-lantern’s mischievous grin has haunted our porches for years, but the Halloween tradition originated from an Irish myth.  The Irish carried over the tradition of the Jack-O-Lantern to the U.S., not as a pumpkin, but as a turnip. The orange glow that we have learned to love started with a drunk by the name