Pumpkins are a beloved symbol of Fall and take the center stage to many celebrations and festivals this time of the year. From Halloween to Thanksgiving pumpkin decors never get old, and to add to your growing love for pumpkin decors, here are some unique handmade plush pumpkins to keep you company during this Fall season.
Are Pumpkins A Symbol Of Fall?
Fall wouldn’t be complete without the humble orange squash that is pumpkins. It has been one of the symbolic vegetables this time of the year primarily because pumpkins are best harvested in fall along with most other gourds and root vegetables. Pumpkins also become popular in the fall because of the role they play on Halloween.
What Is The Importance Of Pumpkin On Halloween?
Ever wondered why carving pumpkins or Jack-O’-Lanterns are so popular on Halloween? Well, there’s an interesting story behind it. According to Irish folklore, Jack was a blacksmith who had tricked the devil on several occasions. And when Jack died, he was denied entrance into both heaven and hell and was forced to roam the world as a ghost who carried a lantern made from a carved turnip.
The Irish remembered this story each year by carving scary faces on turnips and placing a burning piece of coal inside. Irish immigrants carried this tradition in the U.S and used pumpkins in place of turnips since they’re more available and make better Jack-O’-Lanterns.