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History of Halloween Pumpkin

The story of Halloween pumpkin was told very long time ago. The original vegetable used is turnip. It was used by a poor soul named Jack.

He couldn't go to both Hell and Heaven because he's not good enough to go to heaven and he had a commitment with devil not to send him to Hell.

He needs some eternal flame to light him forever. Therefore, he used turnip with the candle light inside and carry along everywhere (sound so scary!!)

However, when this culture comes to the US. Turnip was changed to pumpkin because it's just more convenient.

Learning Part

Turnip = One type of vegetable

Eternal = Forever

Some sources from http://www.thefreedictionary.com

*Each word can have more than one meaning. The meaning here is just to favor the article

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