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Pumpkin Day

October 26

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 26 of October, repeating indefinitely

When:
October 26
Where:
🌐 Everywhere
First occurrence:
The purpose of Pumpkin Day is to prepare a pumpkin for Halloween by making it into a cool Jack-o-Lantern by hollowing it out, carving some cool shapes into it and then put a light in it.

🎃🕯️

Beware however that bullies and disgruntled trick and treaters have their own sacred tradition of smashing pumpkins of people they don’t like for some reason or just because.

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Centuries ago we would use several kinds of vegetables
for carving lanterns.

As long as we could put a candle in it, it was good enough!
Turnips used to be a popular choice when Halloween
was only celebrated in Europe.
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When Europeans came to the North America pumpkins
became popular as a choice.

And pumpkin is much easier to hollow out and carve
than most vegetables and they can easily stand
on their own instead of needing to be hung up.

#PumpkinDay #NationalPumpkinDay

 

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Date:
October 26
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