October 4, 2012

Question of the Day

Which country brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to the United States?  And do you know which vegetable was first used to carve (pumpkins weren't the first)?

I'd love to hear your guesses so comment below.  I'll tell you if you guessed right in a few days!

Answer:  Well, did you guess right?  The answer is Ireland.  They started this ritual hundreds of years ago.  They initially carved turnips to make their jack-o-lanterns.  It wasn't until Irish immigrants came to America and discovered pumpkins that this new tradition of carving pumpkins began.   

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