Pumpkin Carving in London

Halloween came and went this week. Hope you enjoyed it! In London, there are still a few Pumpkin Carving in LondonHalloween-themed parties going on. I guess that it is a different motivation for partying. A group of friends decided to get together last week to do some pumpkin carving. The result is below.

I find it peculiar how everything darkness can be so popular today, even relevant, I´d say. Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows Eve, is a pagan festivity which has been influenced by harvest festivities, festivals of the dead and, possibly, Celtic traditions. In fact, carving pumpkins into what it is calledia jack o´ lantern is a pagan tradition which is thought to come from the British Isles. No one knows the actual purpose of these carved pumpkins.

The first jack o´ lanterns were made out of turnip, beets and potatoes. Can you imagine how hard must be to carve scary faces on a turnip? No wonder pumpkin started to be used too.

Pumpkin Carving in London - turnip

There are some scarily beautiful designs. Take a look below at the results of our pumpkin carving party last week in London. Pictures are by Mngyver and friends.

Pumpkin carving in London - our work

Pumpkin carving in London - our work2

Pumpkin carving in London - our work3

Pumpkin carving in London - our work4

Pumpkin Carving in London - our work5

Take a look at the little carved orange pepper which came with the nachos. So much creativity on this table too!

Pumpkin carving in London - Halloween food

Thanks for reading. See you soon!

A Londoner from Afar

About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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7 Responses to Pumpkin Carving in London

  1. adinparadise says:

    Those snacks are very clever and lovingly created. 🙂


  2. I love carving pumpkins. It’s so fun. I wait as long as I possibly can before I have to throw them in the compost, too, because I love to look at them. If only I didn’t have to deal with all those seeds I’d carve a dozen! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


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