Set aside your pumpkins for a fun and historic alternative: turnips!

In the Celtic legend of Jack O’ Lantern, Jack was a man who tricked the devil. As a result of this prank, he was forced to wander the earth after this death, lighting his way by hiding embers in a hollowed-out turnips (the tradition of the pumpkin originated in America where they are far more plentiful).

Want to make your own turnip lantern this Halloween season? Find instructions here.