Friday, October 2, 2009

The History of Jack O'Lanterns

If there is one thing that you can never miss at most any house on Halloween, it would have to the Jack O'Lanterns. But where did they come from?

Just like how Halloween originated in Ireland so did they.

Here is a short video to explain it more in detail:

Hmm....maybe that's where the "trick" came from in "trick or treat".

When I think back on Halloween when I was younger (although I can't say I'm old) I always remember the times when our whole family sat and carved our pumpkins, how we always saved the seeds and baked them - and of course ate them. Throughout the month of October I'm going to find the coolest Jack O'Lanterns to share with you.

Here is the first batch: