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Halloween Pumpkins, A Tradition With Ancient Roots

Find out why people carve pumpkins for Halloween.

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Halloween Pumpkins, A Tradition With Ancient Roots

Find out why people carve pumpkins for Halloween.

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In early October, thousands of Americans decorate their homes for Halloween. Front porches become haunted landscapes adorned with spider webs, creepy skeletons, and carved pumpkins, best known as jack-o'-lanterns.
You probably believe that pumpkin carving is a modern tradition. And you're partially right. But the origins of this tradition go back thousands of years.

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