The introduction of pumpkin in Halloween has an interesting imaginative story behind it. This practice originated from an ancient Irish myth about a man named “Jack” who was very stingy in nature. He invited the devil for a drink and he cheated the devil by not paying for the drink. Several times, he did the same and deceived the devil in many ways. After his death, his soul was not accepted in Heaven due to his bad character and he was rejected in hell too because he has tricked the devil himself. So he was sent off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put this burning coal into a carved out turnip and has been roaming all over the Earth ever since. Thus, the scary figure was referred to as the “Jack of Lanterns” or simply “Jack O ‘Lantern”.
Pumpkin Halloween masks are also available these days to scare the maximum and different designs of scary pumpkins are manufactured to look more evil and devilish. These pumpkins are also used for making various Halloween recipes on that day of terror sand horror.