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