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First Halloween Costumes: Skins, Skulls, and Skirts

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Lydia King
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« on: October 31, 2009, 04:11:28 am »

Grandfather of the Halloween Pumpkin

Many Samhain costumes were incomplete without the appropriate accessories: lanterns made with hollowed-out turnips and candles.

Later transplanted to North America with Irish immigrants, the tradition would be replicated in the fatter form of the pumpkin, a fruit native to the New World.

(Related: "Giant Pumpkins 'Go Heavy' This Halloween" [October 27, 2005].)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091029-halloween-costumes.html
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