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9 Interesting Facts About Halloween Traditions

#4. Jack ‘O Lanterns

Jack 'O Lanterns - 9 Interesting Facts About Halloween Traditions

The traditions of carving jack ‘o lanterns originates with the Celts. A miserable man named Jack, tricked the devil. Unable to enter heaven or hell after his death, he was destined to roam the earth listlessly. Jack placed a piece of coal into a carved-out turnip and used it as a lantern to keep the evil spirits away. Today, pumpkins are carved into jack-o-lanterns, lit and placed outside of doorways for the same purpose.

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