Two smiling Halloween pumpkins on a wooden table with lights In a mystic forest at night.
Two smiling jack-o '-lantern

Mystery Forest for Halloween

The backstory of jack-o’-lanterns, including how they came to star in Halloween decor and why they’re carved in the first place, is a tale worth telling. Although the legendary Headless Horseman and his hurled pumpkin have been scaring Americans for generations, jack-o’-lanterns actually trace their origins back centuries to Old World traditions in countries including Ireland, England, and Scotland.