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History of the Jack-O-Lantern
Irish brought the tradition of the Jack-O-Lantern to America. But, the original
Jack-O-Lantern was not a pumpkin.The Jack-O-Lantern legend goes back hundreds of
years in Irish History. As the story goes, Stingy Jack was a miserable, old
drunk who liked to play tricks on everyone: family, friends, his mother and even
the Devil himself. One day, he tricked the Devil into climbing up an apple tree.
Once the Devil climbed up the apple tree, Stingy Jack hurriedly placed crosses
around the trunk of the tree. The Devil was then unable to get down the tree.
Stingy Jack made the Devil promise him not to take his soul when he died. Once
the devil promised not to take his soul, Stingy Jack removed the crosses and let
the Devil down.
Many years later, when Jack finally died, he went to the pearly gates of Heaven and was told by Saint Peter that he was too mean and too cruel and had led a miserable and worthless life on earth. He was not allowed to enter heaven. He then went down to Hell and the Devil. The Devil kept his promise and would not allow him to enter Hell. Now Jack was scared and had nowhere to go but to wander about forever in the darkness between heaven and hell. He asked the Devil how he could leave as there was no light. The Devil tossed him an ember from the flames of Hell to help him light his way. Jack placed the ember in a hollowed out Turnip, one of his favorite foods which he always carried around with him whenever he could steal one. For that day onward, Stingy Jack roamed the earth without a resting place, lighting his way as he went with his "Jack-O-Lantern".
On all Hallows eve, the Irish hollowed o