Halloween came and went this week. Hope you enjoyed it! In London, there are still a few Halloween-themed parties going on. I guess that it is a different motivation for partying. A group of friends decided to get together last week to do some pumpkin carving. The result is below.
I find it peculiar how everything darkness can be so popular today, even relevant, I´d say. Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows Eve, is a pagan festivity which has been influenced by harvest festivities, festivals of the dead and, possibly, Celtic traditions. In fact, carving pumpkins into what it is calledia jack o´ lantern is a pagan tradition which is thought to come from the British Isles. No one knows the actual purpose of these carved pumpkins.
The first jack o´ lanterns were made out of turnip, beets and potatoes. Can you imagine how hard must be to carve scary faces on a turnip? No wonder pumpkin started to be used too.
There are some scarily beautiful designs. Take a look below at the results of our pumpkin carving party last week in London. Pictures are by Mngyver and friends.
Take a look at the little carved orange pepper which came with the nachos. So much creativity on this table too!
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