- Weasel McWeaselLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
It's an orange round pumpkin, usually hollowed out, and carved with a scary face, and then you put a candle inside to make it glow at night .
The idea is to leave it outside your front door, to scare away the evil spirits that circulate on All Hallowed Eve .
The evening, before ALL SAINTS DAY--when the saints come out and scare away ALL the evil spirits.
Halloween , is a bastardization of
All Hallowed Evening.
which become All Hallowed Ev'ing.....
then just Hallowed Ev'in
then just Hallow Eve'n
and eventually, just jumbled together to make Halloween. ---virtually losing the original meaning.
- Anonymous2 months ago
POst in "Words and Wordplay" not here please.
- .Lv 72 months ago
A pumpkin carved with a (typically) scary face, done during the Halloween season.
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