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Crazy Colors ~ Why do we cut pumpkins for Halloween?

Here is another contribution of mine for the challenge of crazy color. Pumpkin carving, which is one of the most famous on Halloween activities today and is often seen here, became popular only in the 16th century in the United States. The carved pumpkins haunt evil ghosts. This holiday goes back a long time to the Celts, who, two thousand years ago, inhabited the lands we now call the United Kingdom, Ireland and the northern parts of France. In order to protect themselves from the ghosts, they left wine and food in front of the houses in the hope that souls would not enter their homes.

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  • Are you celebrating Halloween?

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  1. Halloween is not currently a New Zealand tradition but came out from America in the 1980s. It was not in my time so it somehow is irrelevant. However on Halloween I try to remember to keep sweets for children who come for Trick or Treat.

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