Who is Jack of the Lantern?

There is plenty of folklore to explain why we carve pumpkins and put lights in them.

There is plenty of folklore to explain why we carve pumpkins and put lights in them.  According to Mirriam-Webster: the term jack-o’-lantern has been used in American English to describe a lantern made from a hollowed-out pumpkin since the 19th century, but the term originated in 17th century Britain, where it was used to refer to a man with a lantern or to a night watchman. At that time, the British often called men whose names they didn’t know by a common name like Jack. Thus, an unknown man carrying a lantern was sometimes called “Jack with the lantern” or “Jack of the lantern.”

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