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Stingy Jack and the Beginnings of the Jack o Lantern. The Illuminating History of the Jack-o-Lantern

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Published on 02 Nov 2022 / In Travel and Events

It is October, and millions of American children will be participating in an annual tradition, traveling to a local pumpkin patch to choose the orange orb that they and their parents will carve into a Jack-o-Lantern. But where did the entire idea arise? And how long has it been going on?

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