Halloween is a fun tradition that is celebrated every year on the 31st of October. It is hard to pinpoint the exact date when Halloween originated, but according to some historians it came from the Celtic settlements 2,000 years ago. They beleived that on the 31st of October ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Over the years Halloween customs have been influenced by different cultures and somewhere around 1837 carved pumpkins, also known as jack-o’-lanterns, became a thing. In this post we list 10 awesome examples where people took pumpkin carving to the next level!
10. This pumpkin will eat you!
9. Night before Christmas
8. Thanos crazy pumpkin carving
This guy has spent 7 hours carving an insane image of Thanos on his pumpkin. Any Marvel movie fans out there? Check out his time lapse video as well!
7. Pirates of the Caribbean pumpkin
6. The Welding Pumpkin
Did you know that the name Jack-o’-lantern, comes from an Irish legend about Stingy Jack. He was a guy who loved to drink and by using deceitful tricks has convinced Satan to never take his soul to Hell. When Jack eventually died he approached the gates to Heaven, but the God didn’t let him because of his sins. So Jack was left to roam the land of the living for eternity. A hollowed turnip with ember inside would light his path ahead.
5. Rick and Morty pumpkin
4. Dog-o pumpkin carving
The tradition of carving vegetables on Halloween came from Ireland. However, back in that time it was common to use a turnip instead of a pumpkin since it was a local vegetable. The use of pumpkins has started around mid-19th century in America.
3. Dark crystal pumpkin carving
2. This pumpkin is straight out of a horror movie!