The History of the Jack O'Lantern

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Which country is credited with originating the practice of carving jack-o'-lanterns?


What were the original canvas for jack-o'-lanterns in Ireland?

Turnips and potatoes

What is the origin of the name 'jack-o'-lantern'?

From a man named Jack

Who brought the tradition of carving jack-o'-lanterns to America?

Irish immigrants

What is the significance of illuminated jack-o'-lanterns during Halloween?

They ward off evil spirits

Test your knowledge of the history of the Jack O'Lantern with this quiz. Learn about the origins and traditions surrounding this iconic symbol of Halloween.

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