HERB - the period pumpkin--jackolanterns

Katherine Blackthorne kblkthrn at midtown.net
Wed Apr 29 11:42:05 PDT 1998

> From: SCOTT A WAGGONER <maynedelacroix at juno.com>
> To: herbalist at Ansteorra.ORG
> Subject: Re: HERB - the period pumpkin
> Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 3:23 AM
> I think I read or heard something about carving holes into a turnip
> (which I realize isn't very big)
> inserting candles and using them as lanterns
> that later became faces
> when the practice came to America pumpkins were used because they are
> bigger
> not sure where the practice originated from, however.

This practice was common in England, as well, I believe, as Ireland.  

--Katherine Blackthorne
West Kingdom 
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