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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

October 26
🌐 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.

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.

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





October 26
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