The pumpkin lamp originated in ancient Ireland. Legend has it that a man named Jack is a drunkard and loves pranks. On Halloween, he trapped the devil on a tree, and he refused to let the devil down until the demon promised that he would never let him live in hell. After Jack died, because he didn’t believe in God, he couldn’t go to heaven, and the devil didn’t let him go to hell. To help Jack find the path back to the world, the devil gave him a burning charcoal, and Jack put the burning charcoal in a lantern carved out of big carrots, the first “Jack’s Lantern” helped him find his way back to Ireland, but he never found it, so he always wandered with lanterns.
In ancient Irish legends, this small candle was placed in a hollowed out radish called “Jack Lanterns”, and the ancient radish lamp evolved to this day, it was Jack-O-Lantern made of pumpkin. It is said that the Irish arrived in the United States soon after, they found the pumpkin is superior to the radish in terms of source and carving, so the pumpkin becomes the darling of Halloween.
This article collects dozens of carvings of pumpkin lamps,let’s bring some different changes to this year’s Halloween!