Calling all Halloween pumpkin carvers

With Halloween approaching this Saturday we have gone a little pumpkin crazy.

Monday, 26th October 2015, 10:53 am
Pumpkin, by Gemma Sherlock

Carving has no longer become a problem with more options being made ready available online and in supermarkets for various stencils and carving kits.

It has become a tradition to take over the Jack-o-lanterns’ with quirky designs from wolves howling at the moon to intricate carvings of Disney characters.

Whatever your taste it seems as a nation we are obsessed with the orange vegetable at Halloween.

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There are many theories as to the origins of the Jack-o-lanterns.

Originally they were carved from turnips and potatoes in Ireland and Scotland for Celtic celebrations.

It wasn’t until European settlers arrived in America that the pumpkin became a better suited object for carving.

In the late 1800s there was a movement to turn Halloween into a celebration emphasising community activities and parties.

Today’s pumpkins are a symbol of the harvest celebrations.

Mine was fairly simple in design and approach.

Can you do better?

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