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The ritual of carving pumpkins dates back to “neep lanterns” in medieval Europe. Credit: Copyright 2015 Kathy Hunt

The ritual of carving pumpkins dates back to "neep lanterns" in medieval Europe. Credit: Copyright 2015 Kathy Hunt

The ritual of carving pumpkins dates back to “neep lanterns” in medieval Europe. Credit: Copyright 2015 Kathy Hunt