On Halloween it is customary to carve scary faces on pumpkins, dressing up in costumes and stay away from black cats.
On Halloween it is customary to carve scary faces on pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, stay away from black cats and don’t turn around, the night he heard the footsteps behind him. The holiday is so close, and we propose to deal in some of its traditions and superstitions, and learn what not to do in this mystical night, informs UkrMedia.
Lantern Jack, the English “Jack-o’-lantern”. Carved pumpkin – a mandatory attribute of Halloween. Legend has it that an Irish blacksmith-the drunkard once tricked the devil himself, by entering into the agreement: after her husband’s death the devil will claim his soul. But when the time came, rejected it and God. So in anticipation of the day of judgment Jack is forced to wander the earth, lighting his way with a lantern carved out of turnip, a twinkle in which is a piece of charcoal, which threw him the devil.
The Irish began to place the light in a hollow turnip to light the it to lure the good spirits, and scary faces into root vegetables were carved to ward off evil spirits.
In the US, this story came together with the Irish immigrants who first came here in the 1800s. There was turnips, but pumpkins were enough. First this cautionary tale was turned into a prank for kids who roamed the neighborhood with their versions of the lights and tried to scare people. And by the end of 1800-ies the tradition was picked up and above society.
Now “black Jack” is commonly placed inside or outside the house, or set on the windowsill.
Trick or treatment – “trick or treat” “trick or treat”
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