West Village Images by Joel Gordon

It is believed that the custom of making jack-o-lanterns at Halloween began in Ireland, and was named after the phenomenon of a strange light flickering over peat bogs. It has also been suggested that the jack-o-lanterns originally represented Christian souls in purgatory, as Halloween is the eve of All Saints’ Day.  “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” depicts the Headless Horseman with a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern in place of his severed head. Below six images of Halloween.

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