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Why Do People Carve Pumpkins?


Carving pumpkins started in the 19th and early 20th century, and originated in Ireland. Irish immigrants came to the U.S. with the fall tradition of Samhain. Over the years it morphed into Halloween. There is the myth of Stingy Jack and how he tricked the devil, so people used to carve jack-o’-lanterns to scare off his evil spirit. People kept carving pumpkins over the years, and now it has become a popular tradition that people do around Halloween. It’s been estimated that roughly 46% of Americans will carve a pumpkin this year.

Carving pumpkins is a tradition we do in my family. We carve them every year, a week before or during the week of Halloween. We all have our own pumpkins that we carve. Usually, my sister does really complicated ones that take her forever to finish! She does designs of shows that she is watching or her favorite things. I usually pick easy designs to do, and my brother just does different faces every year.

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Hailey Pickett-Hanson
Hailey Pickett-Hanson, Staff Writer
Hailey Pickett-Hanson is a junior at Fillmore Central High School. She is 16 years old. Hailey enjoys working at Harmony Kids, and after high school she wants to become an elementary teacher. Hailey has two dogs named Maya and Moose. Her favorite show is Duck Dynasty, which she would watch all the time when she was younger. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her friends. Her favorite food is baked potatoes and her favorite drink is Mountain Dew.
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