The American origins of the Jack o’ Lantern

Jack oโ€™ lanterns as we know them today have American origins. Pumpkins are native to the Americas (first grown in Central America) so the first jack oโ€™ lanterns carved in Europe was made with turnips or other similar root vegetables. ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ” Plentiful in America, pumpkins were a valuable source of food for early colonists in […]