In the olden days jack-o'-lanterns put on windowsills to keep the evil spirits out of one's home. But many historians hold that the carved pumpkins were first associated with the harvest season before they became an emblem of Halloween.
These days, more complex pumpkin carvings depicting some figures, symbols, and logos are in fashion with a variety of tools being used to carve and hollow out the gourd, ranging from simple knives and spoons to specialized instruments.
Many people use printed stencils available in the market for increasingly complex designs. Sometimes a chimney is carved in the pumpkin to let the hot air of the candle or lamp out.
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