Saturday, October 27, 2012

The History of:
The Jack-O'-lantern
The Jack-O'-lantern first showed its glowing face many years ago in Ireland.  Legend has it that they are named after a miser named Jack.  This old man was said to be so greedy that when he dies he could not enter heaven, and the devil wouldn't take him because he would always play mean tricks on him. As a result, Jack was doomed to walk the earth until Judgement Day.  People in England and Ireland originally carved beets, turnips and potatoes to make their lanterns.  After the custom reached American carving faces in pumpkins became the accepted tradition.  Happy Halloween

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