Carving the Perfect Jack-O’-Lantern for Halloween
Halloween is not far away so here are few good tips on how to carve out your Jack-O-Lantern. Pumpkins are a big part of the best holiday of the year and you need to have a couple of cools carvings to light up the night.
Man has been carving out gourds for some 700 years, mainly because they worked well for lanterns. The whole Jack-O-Lantern carving for Halloween isn't that old and turnips were used first.
It wasn't until the 1800's that pumpkins began being used for Jack-O-Lanterns. Mainly because they are larger and much easier to carve out.
The tradition caught on in Europe after pumpkins were exported from America. Today tons of pumpkins find themselves carved out with a candle stuck in them to light the way of kids for Halloween.