What exactly is Halloween and why pumkins?
The celebration represents the end of summer and the beginning of winter – the dark season. The Celts, who lived in Ireland and Scotland among other places many centuries ago, believed that the spirits of the deceased and other supernatural beings visit our world during this time.
To drive away evil spirits, they carved scary faces into turnips and illuminated the hollowed-out specimens. Later, the custom spread to America. Here, pumpkins were used instead of turnips, so they were used for the carving.
Have a great spooky evening!