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What vegetable were jack-o-lanterns carved?

Historically, people in Ireland and Scotland, carved scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away wandering evil spirits. (MORE)

How long will a jack-o'-lantern take to rot?

Within about 4 days being carved, pumpkins show signs of mold and collapse. So you should carve yours no sooner than 2 or 3 days before Halloween. Within 7 days, it will turn (MORE)

Where do jack-o-lanterns come from?

Jack-o-lanterns are made from carved pumpkins. This tradtion originally began in Europe, particularly Ireland, where they carved other root vegetbales, like turnips. In Amer (MORE)

What is a jack-o'-lantern?

A Jack-o-Lantern is a pumpkin that has been hollowed out and has had something carved into it. A candle is generally placed inside to create a glow. This causes an implied obj (MORE)

What is the significance of a jack-o'-lantern?

The practice of carving pumpkins into Jack O' Lanterns is well over  100 years old. However, the practice of carving faces into other  vegetables goes back way further and w (MORE)

Who brought the jack-o'-lanterns to America?

Originally, the Irish and English would carve scary faces on turnips, beets and potatoes and place them in windows to frighten wandering evil spirits on Halloween. When they (MORE)

Where did the use of jack 'o lanterns originate from?

To the best of my knowledge, basically, in the very old days, people would use turnips (used in Ireland and Scotland), potatoes, etc., to carve spooky faces in and supposedly (MORE)