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Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Culture Vannin
published on 14 October 2019
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Turnip Lantern

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, C. (2019, October 14). Turnip Lantern. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11322/

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Vannin, Culture. "Turnip Lantern." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11322/.

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Vannin, Culture. "Turnip Lantern." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2019. Web. 30 Mar 2020.

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