Samhain, pronounced "saw win" by some

"While it’s been suggested that Jack-o-Lantern is genuinely old, there are no written references to it until 1663 when it’s referred to as “Jack with the Lantern.” Old Jack with the Lantern was one of many fairy tale stories featuring the trickster figure “Jack.” According to his Lantern tale, God wouldn’t accept Jack into heaven, and Satan wouldn’t accept him into hell, but Lucifer was nice enough to throw a burning ember of coal Jack’s way, which Jack then kept in a hollowed out turnip. Jack was then cursed to wander the world with his glowing turnip until Judgement Day."

Samhain 2014: Facts, Dates, Traditions And Rituals To Know

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Comment by Michael Penn on October 31, 2014 at 7:24pm

That must be a Jack-O-Turnip.  :)

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