The History of Jack-O'-Lanterns

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Which vegetable were demonic faces originally carved out of to frighten away Jack's wandering soul?

Turnips

What was the reason behind Jack being sentenced to roam the earth for eternity?

He tricked the Devil for his own monetary gain

Why did Irish immigrants start carving jack-o'-lanterns from pumpkins in the U.S.?

Pumpkins were cheaper and more readily available

What is the ancient Celtic festival that Halloween is based on?

Samhain

What is the purpose of carving demonic faces in jack-o'-lanterns?

To scare away evil spirits

Test your knowledge about the history of jack-o’-lanterns with this Halloween-themed quiz! From the origins of the demonic faces to their association with Stingy Jack, discover fascinating facts about these carved pumpkins in Irish mythology and beyond.

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