Wednesday, October 26, 2011
It was a Celtic tradition to hollow out turnip, carve a face in it and put a candle inside. They lite the candle and placed the turnip in the window to keep evil spirits away. Heather thinks pumpkins are easier to carve than turnips and a bit more hollow on the inside anyway, maybe that's why we use them for jack-o-lanterns today.
Heather's going to carve a pumpkin tonight and put a candle in it to celebrate Lunar Samhain. I'm going to gather your red balloons around me and get a long night's sleep so I can shine down on you on Halloween!