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Turnip Lantern


Ibolya Horvath
by Culture Vannin
published on 14 October 2019
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On All Hallows Eve, the Irish hollowed out turnips and carved them with faces, placing a candle inside, so that as they went about “souling” on the night when the veil between life and death was thinnest, they would be protected from spirits like Stingy Jack.

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Vannin, Culture. "Turnip Lantern." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2019.

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