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We've all seen the photos of the terrifying turnip lantern. People back in the day were scary as hell.

26th October 2017

Tagged in America Ireland


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Varkrow

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23 days ago #9693437        
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"TAKE THAT FROWN, AND TURNIP UPSIDE DOWN, DEAR."

24 days ago #9693241        
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Strangely enough, I didn’t know about turnip lanterns before. Interesting.

This reminds me of a tradition we have here in Sweden and Finland (I think), which is to make snow lanterns during winter.

A bunch of snow balls are stacked like a cone and then there’s a candle in a lantern beneath, it’s beautiful actually:

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People tend to use electronic lighting a lot more nowadays though, for obvious reasons.

Sorry, I shouldn’t bring up Jul during Halloween times.


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23 days ago #9693256        
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So this is how turnips protected themselves from Irish. Potatoes weren't so lucky.

23 days ago #9693305        
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"Why are you like this, grandma?"

"All the better to terrify you with, my dear."

17 days ago #9695576        
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"Halloween is supposed to be scary," with all of the "sexy cat" costumes. I think that Halloween is just an excuse to cosplay now...

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Finn123

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23 days ago #9693382        
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Give the turnip ginger hair and it'll resemble a passed out Irish drunk pretty well.

jonr

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23 days ago #9693261        
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Nopenopenope. https://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/20372/image.jpg

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24 days ago #9693246        
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There should be more turnip lanterns during Halloween!

17 days ago #9695629        
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Is it just me, or does the baby pumpkin look so goddamn cute?

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gandyg

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22 days ago #9693641        
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I'm 31, when i was little everyone used to make turnip lanterns because pumpkins weren't common here. It was a mission to make a good lantern since turnip is just solid and really hard to carve, like break the knife hard, couldn't have got away with the piddly little pumpkin carving sets you can buy these days. A pumpkin is so much easier to deal with. You ended up with a scarier lantern because it was such an effort to carve, it always ended up looking misshapen and horrific!

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