the history of pumpkin carvingPresentation Transcript
The History of PUMPKIN CARVING
Halloween is a night for dressing up , telling ghost stories , having spooky parties , trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving .
What most people don't know is that Halloween is actually based on an ancient Celtic holiday known as Samhain (pronounced "sow wan"), which means "summer's end".
It was the end of the Celtic year, starting at sundown on October 31st and going through to sundown November 1st. On this magical night, jack-o-lanterns , carved from turnips or gourds, were set on porches and in windows to welcome deceased loved ones , but also to act as protection against malevolent spirits.
Before carving the pumpking, let’s check your knowledge about pumpkins. Pumpkins are … Vegetables Fruits
… Let’s start the carving process step by step
STEP 1: Get the pumpkin and the tools
- Knife and awl
- Black Marker
- Candle and light
STEP 2: Cut out the top with a knife
STEP 3: Put your gloves on and scrape out the inside with a spoon
STEP 4: Draw a pattern with a marker
STEP 5: Transfer the pattern
STEP 6: Draw the pattern by pinning it with the awl
STEP 7: Remove the pattern and connect dots with a marker
STEP 8: Carve with a knife following the lines
STEP 9: Light a candle and put it inside the pumpkin
3º Diversificación: Sonia cutting the top of the pumpkin