TIL that a (possible) origin of the Jack O’Lantern is to carry home embers from the Irish Samhain bonfire in carved out turnips. In the new world, pumpkins were used instead. Explains why Jack has an Irish surname!

Read more: http://atriptoireland.com/2011/10/16/roots-of-halloween-bonfires-turnips/

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