Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe! :)
The Nutritious pumpkin... ;)
It is said that the Jack-o-lantern was an Irish tradition. The story tells of Jack who tricked Satan into climbing a tree. He carved a cross into the tree and the Devil begged Jack to let him down because he could not take the sight of the cross anymore. After Jacks death, he refused Heaven because of his evil ways, yet was denied Hell by the devil for tricking him as well. Instead, the devil gave Jack a single ember to find his way through the darkness with. The ember was inserted into a turnip to keep it glowing longer. After the Irish came to America, they opted using pumpkins instead of turnips because the pumpkins were more efficient in keeping the ember lit.