October 24, 2013 RSS feed / From The Garden

Cultural Legends of the Jack-o’-Lantern

The English ‘Punkie Night’

The most familiar icon of Halloween is the pumpkin, which has been fashioned into lanterns for centuries. There is charm about them. Many are childlike, of course, carved by children. More...

The Irish Story of ‘Stingy Jack’

Perhaps the most well-known symbol of Halloween is the jacko’ lantern. The tradition of carving faces into pumpkins and illuminating the figures with candles has been around for centuries – but how did this ritual come to be?  More...