Pumpkin Carving – Jack-o’-lantern

A classic Halloween tradition

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Pumpkin Carving – Jack-o’-lantern

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A jack-o’-lantern (or jack o’lantern) is a carved pumpkin, turnip, or other root vegetable lantern associated with Halloween. Its name comes from the phenomenon of a strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern. The name is also tied to the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a drunkard who bargains with Satan and is doomed to roam the Earth with only a hollowed turnip to light his way.

Jack-o’-lanterns are a yearly Halloween tradition that came to the United States from Irish immigrants.

In a jack-o’-lantern, the top of the pumpkin or turnip is cut off to form a lid, the inside flesh is scooped out, and an image—usually a scary or funny face—is carved out of the rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source, traditionally a flame such as a candle or tea light, is placed within before the lid is closed. However, artificial jack-‘o-lanterns with electric lights are also marketed. It is common to see jack-o’-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations prior to and on Halloween.

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Franky

I love all things Hallowween

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$5.00

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Time of the day

Day, Night, Morning, Afternoon, Evening

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Duration

15 to 237 hours

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Season

Fall

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Children

NO

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Family

YES

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Adults

NO

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Indoor

YES

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Outdoor

YES

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At Home

YES

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Get ideas for what you want your pumpkin carving to look like. Make sure that you have all the materials and tools you will need a few days before you plan to make your pumpkin carving.

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After

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Display your craving on your front step or in your window for people to see. And of course, take pictures to show the world.

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