History Of Pumpkin Carving Jack O Lantern. Pumpkins with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world.
Pumpkins carved into Jack O lanterns are not only used to scare away evil spirits, but they are also a tradition that I have in my family! A Jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, turnip, beet, or potato. This is the pumpkin you want for carving—and cooking.
A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is a carved pumpkin, turnip, or other root vegetable lantern associated with Halloween.
The ideal pumpkin for making a Jack-o'-lantern will have a bright orange. 'Jack-o'-lantern' refers to Stingy Jack from Irish mythology.
Jack O'Lanterns are still lit in modern America, in spite of, or because of, pagan traditions. Jack O'Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History. Though jack-o'-lanterns are now an American cultural icon of Halloween, their symbolism is quite recent — and the story of how they came to be is a complicated one.