October 29th – Pumpkin carving

I got home this evening to find these on the doorstep. Looks like the lodgers have been busy…

The carving of pumpkins originates from the Samhain festival, when Gaels would carve turnips to ward off spirits and stop fairies from settling in houses. A theory that explains the Americanised name Jack O’Lantern came from the folkloric story of Stingy Jack, who fooled the devil into buying him a drink.

Published by taumataman

Slightly mad, with a love of nature and photography.

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